MSMP is a professional society that serves the needs of member physicians, with primary concentration on adding value both to members’ professional and non-professional lives.

MSMP Telehealth Toolkit

Due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland has put together a toolkit to offer providers assistance in setting up telehealth. 

The toolkit offers the following telehealth resources:

  • Clear instructions on creating a HIPAA and HITECH compliant account
  • A customized email template for providers to send to patients detailing instructions necessary to prepare for their telehealth appointment
  • Customized telehealth consent form with the provider’s name and any other pertinent information filled in
  • Resources to COVID-19 specific telehealth information
  • MSMP staff available for questions and assistance on all the above

If you are interested or in need of establishing telehealth services, please let us know by contacting so that we can provide you step by step instructions– we are here to help.

Physicians Answering Service

Physicians Answering Service is available 24/7 for anyone that is working shorthanded due to the Coronavirus. They offer overflow message taking, dispatching, call outs, etc. You can reach Rhea Brightmon at 503-228-4080 or

AMA Releases Special Coding Advice Related to COVID-19

New guidance from the American Medical Association (AMA) provides special coding advice during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

One resource outlines coding scenarios designed to help health care professionals apply best coding practices. The scenarios include telehealth services for all patients. Examples specifically related to COVID-19 testing include coding for when a patient: comes to the office for E/M visit, and is tested for COVID-19 during the visit; receives a telehealth visit re: COVID-19 and is directed to come to physician office or physician’s group practice site for testing; receives a virtual check-in/online visit re: COVID-19 (not related to E/M visit), and is directed to come to physician office for testing; and more.

There is also a quick-reference flowchart that outlines CPT reporting for COVID-19 testing.

A new web page on the AMA site also outlines CMS payment policies and regulatory flexibilities related to COVID-19.

Check the AMA COVID-19 resource center to stay up to date and for additional resources.

From Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

rom Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

From Oregon Medical Association (OMA)

From Oregon Medical Board (OMB)

From Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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