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3/11/20: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The page will be updated with information on the Coronavirus as it becomes available. We recommend that you bookmark this page and check back periodically.

March 11, 2020 Update 

ClearTriage, OP’s telephone triage partner, anticipates that the Schmitt-Thompson protocol authors will be releasing periodic and possibly rapid updates to the Coronavirus protocols. Following Clear Triage's commitment to providing the best possible triage experience to their customers, they made these protocols available in ClearTriage within 24 hours of their release and they will continue to provide updates in a timely manner as they become available.

If you’re not a ClearTriage customer, ClearTriage was given permission by Schmitt-Thompson Clinical Content to share the protocols here as PDFs.

To view additional Coronavirus triage information, you may visit the below websites.

Currently, a nonspecific viral illness ICD should be used unless you have a positive validated test result that confirms the diagnosis of COVID-19. In addition, while WHO created a new code for COVID-19, it is still being fast-tracked by the AMA for use in the US. 

The CPT for testing is being fast-tracked and information from the major national labs is available on their websites.