Release of COVID-19 Personal Health Information

Although the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) allows for the disclosure of COVID-19 positive status to certain entities (e.g. Emergency Medical Services) it does not require it, and is not recommended at this time. There are other...

Abbott ID NOW Assessment

The MAT recommends the Abbott ID NOW test be used very selectively (if at all) and only in symptomatic patients with a high suspicion of COVID-19 in whom a rapid result is clinically necessary. Per new FDA recommendations, negative results in this setting should...