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MARCH 2020 EDITION

Enjoy this special COVID-19 edition of The SCOOP, OP’s Quarterly Client newsletter. 

COVID-19 Message from OP’s Chief Medical Director

To my colleagues and fellow pediatric practices immersed in COVID-19 chaos, I first wish to express OP’s gratitude for everything you are doing to care about and care for your practice teams and for the families of your community. These are difficult times, but in every disaster, there is a recovery phase. We will get through all of it together as a community that supports and helps each other.

Please join the robust conversations on our listservs and frequently check our Coronavirus resource page. We are all getting overwhelmed with changes we have to make in our personal and practice lives as well as handling the content that is coming at us daily. OP is dedicated to keeping information up to date and added to our Help Center as quickly as we can.

In the meantime, remember to take care of yourself. We can only be in a position to help each other if we remember to care of ourselves. Headspace and Ten Percent Happier are offering free mindfulness app subscriptions for healthcare professionals during these difficult times. You may find comfort in this blog post from my dear friend Dr. Mary Brandt.

On behalf of the entire OP company: We are here for you. We will get through this together.

Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis – Balancing Patient & Practice Needs

In pediatrics, you are working under circumstances that none of you have ever trained for. Does your practice have a disaster management plan? Have you thought about the impact the pandemic will have on your patients and families and how to respond? Watch this recorded webinar, presented by Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP, to learn how to manage this pandemic while balancing the needs of your patients and practice.

Telehealth & Billing Release for COVID-19

OP released OP 20.0.15 early last week introducing a simple workflow for charting and billing Telehealth services. This version includes the proper Telehealth Place of Service 02 in the chart note and automatically adds the appropriate Telehealth modifier required by your payers onto Telehealth services. For additional information about coding, watch “Coding During the COVID-19 Pandemic“, a recorded webinar hosted by the AAP.

COVID-19 Response, New Telehealth for Your Office

OP offers a new telehealth partner to aid you during this COVID-19 crisis and beyond. See your patients via telehealth and meet your practice’s growing demands. Reach out to your Client Solutions Manager for more information. The AAP published a recorded webinar on Telehealth and COVID-19, presented by Dr. Kressly. Click here to watch the recording.

Small Business Loans and Help for COVID-19 Crisis

Many of you are needing SBA loans during this COVID-19 crisis. There are resources available to you. Click here to learn more.

Product Minutes from the Medical Director

Dr. Kressly has begun recording ‘Product Minutes’ to help you in your practices. Find them in the Help Center:

Coming Soon – Curbside Arrival

In the spirit of “social distancing”, Curbside Arrival will facilitate automated text communications between families and the office, allowing patients/parents to “announce” their arrival at the office from the safety of their own cars. Co-pay will also be accepted. Click here to learn more.

Access to patient’s charts outside your office

Effective immediately, you NOW HAVE ACCESS to your patients’ medical records at sites of care outside of your practice. As a physician, you can sign up for this access.

Messaging Patients- OP Notify

Communicating with Parents During the COVID-19 Crisis. Read more.

Pediatric Success Series

Never miss an update from the Pediatric Success Series – especially in the midst of COVID-19. Sign up today to be the first to hear tips, tricks, and best practices for independent pediatric practice success.

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