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FFCRA & CARES Act Provider Compliance Information

Pursuant to section 6001 of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) as amended by Sections 3201 and 3202 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) specifically as the foregoing relate to the provision and reimbursement of orders for and or administration of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 (collectively, “COVID-19) in vitro diagnostic tests (including serological tests used to detect COVID-19 antibodies) as well as the provision and reimbursement of items and services furnished to individuals during visits that result in an order for, or administration of a COVID-19 in vitro diagnostic test(s) and or the provision and reimbursement of services related to the evaluation of such individuals by the attending healthcare provider for purposes of determining the need for the product or service in question, the following are the lists by provider of CPT codes and associated cash prices required by section 3202 (b) of the CARES Act related to the foregoing COVID-19 in vitro diagnostic testing services as well as said related items and services:

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If you or a loved one need immediate ER care, at Altus we are the safest ER for the whole family.

GO WITH THE SAFE ER. At Altus, you can come in, get a FREE Medical Screening and not have to be near other patients.
YES! You can physical distance here & get premium care 24/7.

Let’s keep working together to decrease COVID-19 exposure by working together and following these simple practices daily as we get back into the community.  Bookmark this page and share with your friends and loved ones.  Don’t forget, Altus Cares About You!

As always if you are sick Altus is here for you 24/7 for all emergencies. If you are not sure remember we offer a free medical screening.

Wearing a Mask During Your Workout

Wearing a Mask During Your Workout Back in September, gyms were allowed to reopen at 75% capacity. This announcement made a lot of us who were eager to start exercising very happy. However, the reopening measures included the required use of face masks during workouts.  This action raised many concerns among gym members. Is wearing [...]

Flu Season Is Here, Let’s Prepare!

Flu Season Is Here, Let’s Prepare! The turn of the season signals the start of the flu season, an illness we should we never take lightly. However, this year we need to prepare even better as we are still battling a pandemic. Because COVID-19 is still spreading in our communities, we need to do our [...]

Stay in Shape Safely During the Pandemic

Stay in Shape Safely During the Pandemic These past few months have been a roller coaster of emotions brought on by the public health crisis our nation is facing. Most of us have gone through initial feelings of concern to now feeling anxious, frustrated, sad, and even angry with the situation. And these feelings are [...]

How to Prepare Your Children to Go Back to School

How to Prepare Your Children to Go Back to School As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend our daily life and the start of the new school year just a few weeks ahead, stress levels are running high for both parents and children. School districts continue to weigh learning options for this school year, and [...]

COVID-19, Common Cold or The Flu? How to Tell the Difference

COVID-19, Common Cold or The Flu? How to Tell the Difference As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives, many of us are feeling on edge, and the slightest symptom makes us wonder if we’ve contracted COVID-19. The common cold, the flu, and COVID-19 are all respiratory illnesses caused by viruses, and some of the symptoms [...]

Recent Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19

Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19 The new coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in some of our communities. By now, most of us know someone who is directly affected by COVID-19, which can raise our levels of anxiety with good reason. With so much information going around social media, many of us feel at a loss. [...]

Altus ER During COVID-19 – Real Patient Testimonies

Visiting Altus ER During COVID-19, What Has it Been Like? From the beginning, when the COVID-19 virus first appeared, there has been a whirlwind of controversy and many more questions than answers.  The world went through a massive realization that we are all interconnected.  We are not alone as what happens in one part of [...]

Group Interactions Impacting COVID-19

How Are Group Interactions Impacting COVID-19 Are group interactions impacting COVID-19 and it's spread?  As our communities undertake measures to reopen businesses and reactivate our economies, we need to consider how our daily activities impact the success of these efforts. The first thing we need to come to terms with is the fact that nothing [...]

Sun Safety During the Pandemic

Practice Sun Safety During the Pandemic We are fast approaching that time of year where the temperature in Texas reaches the high 90’s, and you feel like you, and everything around is ready to melt. After weeks of being indoors, many of us are eager to spend time outside. Whether it’s fresh air you seek [...]

We Stand with Our Community

We Stand with Our Community These past few months as a community, we’ve faced some hard times with the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic affected us all in one way or another; our children can’t attend school; many workplaces closed down, and we had to learn about social distancing. Through this entire ordeal, Altus Emergency [...]

Tips to Reopen Your Business Safely Texas!

Tips to Reopen Your Business Safely Texas The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, sparking a debate of when and how to re-open our economy.  The question on all of our minds is, "How to Reopen Your Business Safely?" The timeline for reopening is subject to how the pandemic evolves.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott [...]

Common Reasons Men Visit the ER

Common Reasons Men Visit the ER June is Men’s Health Month, a full month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of keeping the men in our lives healthy. For this reason, we’ve decided to list the top Common Reasons Men Visit the ER and offer ways to improve the overall health of men in our communities. [...]

Free Tips to Reopening Your Business Safely & Successfully!

Free Tips to Reopening Your Business Safely & Successfully! This is a 100% Free Event to Learn to Help Safeguard Your Business! Tune into our transmission safely from your home or office with our Quality Director, Shannon Seymoure, RN, BC, HACP. We will be doing a zoom conference please contact us to learn more! This [...]

Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Related to COVID-19

Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Related to COVID-19 A rare condition likely linked to COVID-19 has been reported in hundreds of children across Europe and North America. Last month the World Health Organization (WHO) shared the news of several cases involving children and adolescents who required admission to intensive care units (ICU). The hospitalizations were [...]

Honor Our Heroes by Celebrating Safely Memorial Day Weekend

Honor Our Heroes by Celebrating Safely This Memorial Day, we encourage you to join us in paying tribute to our fallen heroes. Traditionally this special celebration is reserved for those courageous men and women in uniform who died protecting our freedom and way of life. This year we are fighting a silent war against an [...]

Keeping Fit During Lockdown Can Benefit Your Immune System

Keeping Fit During Lockdown Can Benefit Your Immune System The lockdown measure is crucial in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. However, many of us are feeling the impact both on our mental and physical well-being. But why should we try keeping fit during lockdown?  We’ve all heard how being sedentary is bad for [...]

Don’t Forget About Your Mental Well-Being

Don’t Forget About Your Mental Well-being In these last couple of months, we’ve all had to adjust our way of life one way or another.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are facing a great deal of uncertainty our mental well-being is at risk. These days it seems there are just too many [...]

Pet Safety During COVID-19

Pet Safety During COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic is all over the news, and you’ve probably already read all our safety tips and guidelines. Now it’s time to talk about the furry members of our family. We’ve received many questions regarding the safety of your pets and having them around your family.  "What about Fido?" Let's [...]

Right Way to Use Protective Gear for COVID-19

The Right Way to Use Protective Gear for COVID-19 The question of Protective Gear for COVID-19.  The fear of COVID-19 infection has us scrambling for information on how to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. However, there is much confusion among the community about the best ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones. [...]

What to Do If You Think You Have COVID-19

What to Do If You Think You Have COVID-19 The novel coronavirus and the illness it causes known as COVID-19 is making its way to our area. However, one of the best things we can do to protect ourselves and those around us is to stay calm and think before we act. Before you rush [...]

Coronavirus: How to Protect Yourself

How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus The coronavirus COVID-19, which started in China, is now affecting 127 countries around the world, including the United States. The latest statistics reveal there are 3807 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US, 68 of those are in our home state of Texas. This a deadly virus, and we [...]

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