HPA COVID-19 Resources
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, psychologists will be called upon to play an important role in serving the public. To help in preparing, we have compiled a list of resources that may be of assistance. For many of us, shifting into telehealth as a service modality may be novel, and so, we have collected the following resources to aid in navigating that process. We will update this list on an ongoing basis in order to provide the latest information available. Please feel free to check back frequently.
Accurate Sources of Information
Hawai'i- Specific Provider Guidance
Governor Ige's Stay-at-Home Order: https://hawaiicovid19.com/statewide-stay-at-home-order-effective-march-25-2020-through-april-30-2020/
Mayor Caldwell's Stay-at-Home, Work-at-Home Order (please note specific guidance for mental health providers are embedded in the article text): https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/03/honolulu-mayor-orders-stay-at-home-work-from-home-for-all-oahu/
Hawai'i Insurance/Telepsychology Billing & Reimbursement Guidance
HMSA's COVID19 Provider-Facing Guidance Page (please note that the FAQs are particularly helpful): https://prc.hmsa.com/s/article/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19
CMS announced on 3/17/2020 that all restrictions concerning Medicare and Medicaid billing for telehealth services have been suspended. Psychologists providing such services since 6 March 2020 may bill CMS using standard billing codes. Please find the press release here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/president-trump-expands-telehealth-benefits-medicare-beneficiaries-during-covid-19-outbreak
The Trust has developed a comprehensive resource center: https://parma.trustinsurance.com/Resource-Center/COVID-19-Resources
ABPP is offering updates and resources as well: https://abpp.org/News-Events/In-the-News/COVID-19-Updates-Resources.aspx
The National Register of Health Service Psychologists has also been providing beneficial resources: https://www.nationalregister.org/coronavirus-resources/
SAMHSA's Guidance Regarding Provision of Substance Abuse Services During the Coronavirus Crisis: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-42-cfr-part-2-guidance-03192020.pdf
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards has Collected Resources Pertaining to Activities that State Boards of Psychology are Taking: https://www.asppb.net/page/covid19
The Committee of State Governments is updating their resource pages regarding coronavirus on an ongoing basis: https://web.csg.org/covid19/schedule-of-legislative-sessions-by-state/
Additional Guides, Tips, Lists, & Resources
Aloha United Way: call 211 for information on the coronavirus, now available daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hawaii DOE Grab and Go meal sites: Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch are being served to students at these select schools.
YMCA of Honolulu: offers grab-and-go meals for children in need during the Hawaii public school’s extended spring break, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm, Monday, March 23, through Friday, March 27, with the possibility of extending through April 6. Locations are outside these sites - Kipapa Elementary (95-076 Kipapa Drive) in Mililani, Puohala Elementary (45-233 Kulauli St.) in Kaneohe, Kalihi Valley International Bike Program (1638 Kamehameha IV Road), Palolo Valley Homes (2170 Ahe St.), and Nu’uanu YMCA (1441 Pali Highway).
Honoka'a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple: will prepare take-out for seniors and children at its weekly Friday meals, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 45-5016 Lehua St., Honoka‘a. Call (808) 775-7232.