AlaHA Snapshot 4.6.20

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Links in this article:
AIMS Map and Regional Coordinator contact information
American Medical Association Billing Codes
FDA Webinar re. PPE Guidance
CDC webinar for rural hospitals
100 Million Masks program
Providence website
Face shields resources
Surgical masks resources
Digital files for manufacturers
A video tutorial for the public
Pattern for community mask
Instructions for community mask
How to maintain a safe environment while making masks

Link to confirmed cases and testing sites



New for AIMS Reporting – Beginning this morning, April 6, mortuary beds (both the total and those in use) should be included with daily bed reporting being submitted three times a day: 8:00 a.m. bed availability and ventilator use; 12:00 noon bed availability and ventilator use AND PPE needs, both current and projected for the next 30-days; 8:00 p.m bed availability and ventilator use. The ADPH asks that you not follow any guidance you may be given to the contrary with regard to reporting into AIMS.

IMPORTANT – While you are reporting urgent and immediate needs through AIMS, it is important for you to also contact your ADPH Emergency Preparedness Regional Coordinator for assistance with these needs.  Their role in helping to locate resources locally through a variety of sources is significant and complimentary to statewide efforts in responding to urgent needs.  Map and Regional Coordinator contact information attached



Great Summary of Billing Codes – The American Medical Association has compiled a list of the codes to be used during COVID-19 in various scenarios.  Click to view.


FDA Webinar re. PPE Guidance – Today, April 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a webinar at 2 p.m. (Central time) for device manufacturers and industry to discuss and answer questions on the recently issued, immediately in effect guidances on enforcement policy for personal protective equipment (PPE) during COVID-19.  Registration isn’t necessary.


CDC webinar for Rural Hospitals – On April 8 at 3 p.m. (Central time), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share guidance with partners, public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others working to protect the health of rural communities.  To submit questions in advance, please e-mail with “Rural Health Update 4/8” in the subject line.

Registration is required.


Resources re. Masks – The American Hospital Association has a program called 100 Million Masks, which is based on a program at Providence, headquartered in Washington State.  The goal of the national effort is to work with manufacturers to increase the supply of PPE for health care personnel. The Providence website includes information for health care providers on making face shields and surgical masks, as well as information for the community on making masks for the public.

Resources for providers:

•     Face shields

•     Surgical masks

•     Digital files for manufacturers

Resources for the Public:

•    A video tutorial

•    Pattern for community mask

•    Instructions for community mask

•    How to maintain a safe environment while making masks