Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

CMS has developed this toolkit to help you stay informed on CMS and HHS materials available on the COVID-19. Please share these materials, bookmark the page, and check back often for the most up-to-date information. 

To listen to the audio files and read the transcripts for the COVID-19 Stakeholder calls, visit the Podcast and Transcripts page.

To keep up with the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.

CDC Homepage (Spanish)

White House Coronavirus Task Force: Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe.

If you work with:

The General Public

Wash Your Hands Video


Faith-Based Communities

Higher Risk Groups   

Rural Communities

CDC Guidance for Retirement Communities and Independent Living

Guidance in Correctional and Detention Facilities

Medicare Beneficiaries

General Beneficiary Information

General Beneficiary Information (Spanish)

Medicare blog


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources


Marketplace Consumers

If you are a Clinician

CMS Guidance



HHS Office of Inspector General

HHS Office of Civil Rights

HIPAA Guidance during COVID-19


Provider Enrollment Flexibilities (PDF)

Notice of Recommendations on Adult Elective Surgeries, Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures

Guidance on CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers during COVID-19 Emergency (PDF)

CDC Health Professionals Guidance

FDA Resources

Personal Protective Equipment

Access to Respirators

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources and Information


If you are in a Care Setting

CMS Guidance

Hospitals and Healthcare Systems

Long-Term Care Nursing Homes Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit (PDF)

Medicare Quality Reporting Programs – exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions

CMS Targeted Plan for Healthcare Facility Inspections

Waivers and Flexibilities for Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities (PDF)

Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations

Health Centers


Nursing Home

CDC Health Professionals Guidance

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources and Information

If you are a Health Plan or a State

Medicaid and CHIP Disaster Response Toolkit

New Guidance Regarding Enhanced Medicaid Funding for States

Medicaid and CHIP Checklists and Tools

Medicaid Disaster State Plan Amendment Template

Medicaid 1115 Waiver Opportunity and Application Checklist

Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers

Medicaid Home and Community Based 1915(c) Waivers/Appendix K

Medicaid Telehealth

Medicare Advantage and Part D


This resource, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.


CMS is regularly posting resources. Please note that the most updated information can be found on,, and


Updated March 31, 2020

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03/31/2020 04:53 PM