COVID-19 Challenges & Solutions

Stay informed with the latest recommendations and information developed and curated by the Heart Rhythm Society's COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force.

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving. HRS aims to provide timely and reliable information to help guide electrophysiology patient care and recommend best practices in this complex and challenging time. These COVID-19 Challenges & Solutions resources are intended to provide guidance specifically for the EP community. There will be frequent updates to this page as more information becomes more available. Please be sure to visit this page regularly to stay up-to-date.

Special EP on EP Episode: QTc Monitoring With Drug Therapy During COVID-19

Discussions with Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FHRS, and Michael John Ackerman, MD, PhD, about QTc monitoring with drug therapy during COVID-19

HRS COVID-19 Task Force Update: April 7, 2020

General guidance for QTc monitoring in COVID-19 patients

HRS/ACC/AHA COVID-19 Cardiac EP Guidance: Resources & Video Interview

Resources and expert commentary on the impact of COVID-19 on heart rhythm care and methods of triage.

Guidance on Non-Essential & Non-Elective Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance on cancelled or postponed non-elective services to expand capacity and reduce risk

Changes to Scope of Practice & Practice Rules

New CMS waivers and policies related to current regulations giving providers flexibility in addressing patient care and system needs during COVID-19

Multi-Society Document from HRS/ACC/AHA: COVID-19 Practice Guidance for Electrophysiologists

Guidance for cardiac electrophysiology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from HRS, ACC, and AHA

Letter to White House Task Force on COVID-19

HRS's letter urging White House Task Force on COVID-19 to prioritize protecting healthcare workers in the battle against the spread of the epidemic

Request for Suspension of MOC Requirements Due to COVID-19

Request from coalition of medical specialty society members to advocate for a suspension of all MOC requirements in 2020

HRS COVID-19 Task Force Update: March 27, 2020

Recommendations for managing telehealth patient visits

COVID-19 Pivot to Telemedicine: Resources & Video Interview

Khaldoun G. Tarakji, MD, MPH, FHRS; Jose Osorio, MD, FHRS; and Brigham Elise Godfrey, BSN, RN, discuss telemedicine solutions and share resources.

AMA Releases Special CPT Coding Advice for COVID-19

Coding scenarios designed to help healthcare professionals apply best coding practices during the COVID-19 public health emergency

HRS COVID-19 Task Force Update: March 20, 2020

Recommendations for managing EP procedures and EP clinics

COVID-19 Emergency Response Package Letter to the Senate

HRS's letter to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell about phase III COVID-19 emergency response package and needs of patients with heart rhythm disorder

FDA News Release

FDA news release regarding COVID-19 and treating patients with heart rhythm disorders