COVID19

CMS COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: Reaching Vulnerable Populations

From CMS: As COVID-19 vaccines continue rolling out across the country, CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers and keeping you updated on the latest COVID-19 resources from HHS, CDC and CMS. With information coming from many different sources,…

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Free COVID-19 Tests for Primary Care Clinics

Starting next week, the Arkansas Department of Health will be providing, on a one-time basis, point-of-care COVID-19 Antigen test kits (ABBOTT BINAX Kits) to physician clinics across the state. These tests are intended for diagnostic use on symptomatic patients, not for screenings. These point of care tests are packaged…

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Vaccinating Community Health Care Workers…..STARTS NOW

AMS received notice from the Arkansas Department of Health that vaccine distribution has reached a level where physicians can begin the process to get their clinic staff vaccinated. Please review the ADH letter below. Summary: Select the most convenient pharmacy (or other site if you are in Newton,…

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COVID-19 Point-of-Care Reporting Portal for Clinics

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) would like to share information about the COVID-19 Point-of-Care Reporting Portal. We are hopeful that this will be a better way for you to report the results of antigen or other POC tests you do in office for COVID-19. We know that…

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More PPE Has Arrived!

We received 790 boxes of PPE yesterday! We will begin sorting and distributing it to more member and non-member clinics around the state. We'd like to send a big thank you to the UAMS medical students who came to help unload the 18-wheeler truck.  Aubrie Hanson, Ashley Alston,…

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Public Health Leaders Encourage Importance of Vaccinations

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has seen a decline in pediatric immunizations and encourages parents to get their children vaccinated for not only diseases like measles, whooping cough, and tetanus, but also the flu. Last month ARKids First and the U.S. Department of Health…

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Does Your Clinic Still Need PPE? Let us know!

If your clinic continues to have difficulty finding PPE through private suppliers, visit https://www.arkmed.org/pperequestform/ NOTE: If you have previously filled out a form, it is important that you complete a new one. Please only list those items that you are unable to purchase or unable to purchase at…

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