RTF

COVID-19 Recovery Task Force


The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a severe disruption of normal health services provided by Baptist Health and other providers across the country. As we now begin to look past the peak of the pandemic, we have begun resuming elective procedures and other important healthcare services.

We are here for you as you reopen and ramp up your own practice. The Baptist Health Recovery Task Force has developed this Physician Recovery Playbook to provide support to our physician partners and office teams as we implement the first phase of COVID-19 recovery. This practical guide contains critical information, protocols and resources that have been developed across Baptist Health to help you with your practice operations.

Throughout this process, the health and safety of our patients, physicians and staff remain our number-one priority. Our recovery plans are conditioned around being in full compliance with all laws, regulations and executive orders and having our staff and facilities fully prepared from a safety perspective. You and your team can return to our facilities with confidence.

On behalf of Baptist Health South Florida, I would like to express our gratitude for the many ways you serve the community every day. Please let us know how we can assist you further as we continue to move forward together.

Bo Boulenger
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Baptist Health South Florida


For clinical questions and guidance, please reach out to the Evidence Based Clinical Care (EBCC) team at bhsfebcc@baptisthealth.net

To connect with Physician Business Development, or for questions please reach out to us at physicianconnect@baptisthealth.net

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Imaging Services

Baptist Health South Florida will begin scheduling elective imaging on May 6 at limited locations, with more services being rolled out over time. Imaging centers will be offering contactless registration and enhanced safety measures to reduce exposure to patients and staff.

As of May 11, all outpatient hospital and diagnostic centers are open for scheduling imaging studies

Modalitites that are available to be scheduled: X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI, PET-CT, Mammography, Ultrasound, Bone Density, High Priority Mammo

Imaging Information

Imaging Information (Palm Beach County)

International Patients Process


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Surgery

Due to the surge of COVID-19 in South Florida, please see the following information regarding elective surgeries:

Elective surgeries and procedures requiring overnight hospital stays are being evaluated daily across our facilities based on the capacity of each hospital.  We will communicate directly with any patient whose surgery or procedure may need to be rescheduled.   Any surgery or procedure that is taking place in an outpatient location will not be impacted at this time.

Below are attachments to help our surgeons throught the reopening process:

If you would like to schedule a procedure at a Baptist Health South Florida Facility, please fill out the Universal Booking Sheets booking sheet for the facility you would like to schedule at:


Outpatient Surgery Centers:



Medical Necessity Forms: Click on the entity below





Baptist Hospital of Miami

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0019)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0020)

Blepharoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0021)

Bariatric Surgery Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0022)

Cochlear Implantation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0023)

Colorectal Screening Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0024)

Diagnostic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0025)

Septoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)

Spinraza™ (Nusinersen) Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0031)

Cataract Extraction Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0032)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0033)

Therapeutic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0034)

Left Heart Catheterization Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0037)

Epidural Injection Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0038)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0039)

Pacemaker Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0040)

Amniotic Membrane Clinical Notes (SP-0041)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Indications Clinica Notes (SP-0042)

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain Clinical Notes (SP-0043)


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Baptist Outpatient Services

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0019)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0020)

Blepharoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0021)

Bariatric Surgery Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0022)

Cochlear Implantation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0023)

Colorectal Screening Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0024)

Diagnostic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0025)

Septoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)

Spinraza™ (Nusinersen) Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0031)

Cataract Extraction Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0032)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0033)

Therapeutic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0034)

Left Heart Catheterization Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0037)

Epidural Injection Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0038)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0039)

Pacemaker Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0040)

Amniotic Membrane Clinical Notes (SP-0041)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Indications Clinica Notes (SP-0042)

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain Clinical Notes (SP-0043)


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Doctors Hospital

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0019)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0020)

Blepharoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0021)

Bariatric Surgery Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0022)

Cochlear Implantation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0023)

Colorectal Screening Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0024)

Diagnostic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0025)

Septoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)

Spinraza™ (Nusinersen) Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0031)

Cataract Extraction Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0032)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0033)

Therapeutic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0034)

Left Heart Catheterization Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0037)

Epidural Injection Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0038)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0039)

Pacemaker Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0040)

Amniotic Membrane Clinical Notes (SP-0041)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Indications Clinica Notes (SP-0042)

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain Clinical Notes (SP-0043)


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Fishermen's Community Hospital

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0019)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0020)

Blepharoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0021)

Bariatric Surgery Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0022)

Cochlear Implantation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0023)

Colorectal Screening Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0024)

Diagnostic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0025)

Septoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)

Spinraza™ (Nusinersen) Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0031)

Cataract Extraction Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0032)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0033)

Therapeutic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0034)

Left Heart Catheterization Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0037)

Epidural Injection Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0038)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0039)

Pacemaker Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0040)

Amniotic Membrane Clinical Notes (SP-0041)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Indications Clinica Notes (SP-0042)

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain Clinical Notes (SP-0043)


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Homestead Hospital

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0019)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0020)

Blepharoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0021)

Bariatric Surgery Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0022)

Cochlear Implantation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0023)

Colorectal Screening Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0024)

Diagnostic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0025)

Septoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)

Spinraza™ (Nusinersen) Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0031)

Cataract Extraction Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0032)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0033)

Therapeutic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0034)

Left Heart Catheterization Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0037)

Epidural Injection Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0038)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0039)

Pacemaker Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0040)

Amniotic Membrane Clinical Notes (SP-0041)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Indications Clinica Notes (SP-0042)

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain Clinical Notes (SP-0043)


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Mariners Hospital

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0019)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0020)

Blepharoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0021)

Bariatric Surgery Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0022)

Cochlear Implantation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0023)

Colorectal Screening Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0024)

Diagnostic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0025)

Septoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)

Spinraza™ (Nusinersen) Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0031)

Cataract Extraction Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0032)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0033)

Therapeutic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0034)

Left Heart Catheterization Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0037)

Epidural Injection Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0038)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0039)

Pacemaker Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0040)

Amniotic Membrane Clinical Notes (SP-0041)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Indications Clinica Notes (SP-0042)

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain Clinical Notes (SP-0043)


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Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)


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South Miami Hospital

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0019)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0020)

Blepharoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0021)

Bariatric Surgery Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0022)

Cochlear Implantation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0023)

Colorectal Screening Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0024)

Diagnostic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0025)

Septoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)

Spinraza™ (Nusinersen) Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0031)

Cataract Extraction Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0032)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0033)

Therapeutic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0034)

Left Heart Catheterization Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0037)

Epidural Injection Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0038)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0039)

Pacemaker Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0040)

Amniotic Membrane Clinical Notes (SP-0041)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Indications Clinica Notes (SP-0042)

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain Clinical Notes (SP-0043)


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West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty) / Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0018)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0019)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Urinary Incontinence Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0020)

Blepharoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0021)

Bariatric Surgery Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0022)

Cochlear Implantation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0023)

Colorectal Screening Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0024)

Diagnostic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0025)

Septoplasty Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0026)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0027)

Spinal Fusion - Degenerative Disc Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0028)

Total Hip Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0029)

Total Knee Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0030)

Spinraza™ (Nusinersen) Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0031)

Cataract Extraction Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0032)

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0033)

Therapeutic Colonoscopy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0034)

Left Heart Catheterization Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0037)

Epidural Injection Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0038)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0039)

Pacemaker Indications Clinical Notes (SP-0040)

Amniotic Membrane Clinical Notes (SP-0041)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Indications Clinica Notes (SP-0042)

Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain Clinical Notes (SP-0043)


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Doctors Appointments

Baptist Health Medical Group will begin Step 1 of the recovery plan on May 11, 2020 for the scheduling of in-person appointment in our clinics.

Practices will begin by scheduling only two appointments per hour per practitioner, so that there is enough space for social distancing. Hours of operation during this step will be 8am-6pm or 7am-5pm depending on the practice.

No visitors are allowed with the patients, unless the pateint required a caretaker, in which case only one caretaker can come with the patient.

International Patients Process


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Recovery Updates

Starting April 30, Baptist Health South Florida will provide weekly situation reports which will provide information on the recovery process:


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Webinar

COVID-19 Recovery Webinars
Hosted by Baptist Health Physician Business Development

Surgical Booking - Best Practice Guidelines

This educational webinar for surgical coordinators and schedulers covers important aspects of surgical booking to ensure a smooth journey to surgery for our patients.  Helpful tips, tools, guides and FAQs are attached for surgical practices to use and reference. Topics covered are as follows:

  • Pre-Anesthesia Testing Guidelines
  • Pre-Surgical Testing Validity
  • Authorization Turn Around Time & Contact Info by Payer for Elective Surgical Procedures
  • Surgery Checklist for Physician Practice Schedulers & Surgical Coordinators
  • Medical Necessity Checklists
  • Scanning Documents Process to Cerner (for internal offices)
  • Universal Booking Sheets
  • Booking Sheet Electronic Signature Instructions
  • BHSF COVID-19 Testing Guidelines for Surgical & Procedural Patients
  • COVID-19 Testing Guidance Prior to Surgery
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click here to view the recording of this session

 

Zoom and Learn: Discontinuation of Isolation Guidelines

This educational webinar is dedicated to the application of the July 22, 2020 CDC guidelines.  Topics covered are as follows:

Click here to view the recording of this session

To view the Q&A of this recording, click Here


  • The science behind the recommendation
  • COVID-19 Terminology
  • PPE
  • Algorithms
    1. Criteria for Discontinuing COVID-19 Isolation for In-Hospital Transfers off COVID Units
    2. Determining Need for Isolation for COVID19 Positive Patient Requiring Admission / Readmission
    3. Hospital to Post-Acute Care Facility Transfer
    4. BHSF-Testing Guidelines for Surgical/Procedural Patients

COVID-19 Recovery Infection Control Guidelines for Physician Practices

  • Assessment of Physicians Offices Environment
  • Recommended Screening Process for Patients
  • Minimize Exposures to Patients and Staff
  • Standard and Isolation Precautions
  • PPE Utilization
  • Cleaning and Disinfection of Environment
  • Importance of Hand Hygiene

Click HERE to view the recording of this session


COVID-19 Recovery Webinars
Hosted by Baptist Health Physician Business Development

Continue “Seeing” Patients Without Added Health Risks

  • Learn the services and codes to bill for virtual visits
  • Know when to use them and what’s required
  • How to document an e-visit vs. telephone visit vs. telehealth
  • How to document an e-visit vs. telephone visit vs. telehealth

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Thinking of Re-Opening Your Practice?

  • How to help your patients feel safe visiting your office in-person
  • OSHA-required safety measures for physicians and staff
  • Developing a Strategy and Documenting Protocols

Click HERE to view the recording of this session.




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