Online ECHO Clinic | May 4, 2020

Presentation Titles: Testing for COVID-19 | COVID-19 Timelines – Updated Return to Work for Healthcare Workers | COVID-19 Updates

In this series of presentations, Dr. Alex Wu, an Epidemic Intelligence Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides several timelines for COVID-19 and the criteria for return to work for healthcare workers suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. Dr. Tom Weiser discusses priority patients for COVID-19 testing. Then, Dr. Jorge Mera shares new studies on COVID-19.


Presenter Bios

Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH, has been with Portland Area Indian Health Services since 1998, initially serving as an Indian Health Services Medical Officer in Whiteriver, Arizona from 1998-2005. He completed the CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service from 2005-2007, assigned to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. In 2007, he began his new position assigned to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center. Dr. Weiser is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare services, data access and data quality for American Indian and Alaska Native populations; human subjects protection; infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance.

Alexander Wu, ScD, MPH, is an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Jorge Mera, MD, FACP, is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He oversees surveillance, policies, and programs to treat and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.

Presentation Slides.

Testing for COVID-19

COVID-19 Timeline – Updated Return to Work for Healthcare Workers

COVID-19 Updates

Resources Provided

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Potential COVID-19 Treatment

The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Pandemic Influenza (CIDRAP)

ICD-10-CM Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines (CDC)

ICD-10-CM Coding for COVID-19 (AHA)

AHIMA and AHA FAQ: ICD-10-CM Coding for COVID-19