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.

Please refresh your browser often to see 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.

Federal Resources

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stakeholder Calls 

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts.

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (twice a month on Tuesday at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, February 2nd  at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 4956655

Audio Webcast link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/ee5yuadn

 

Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 2528725

Audio Webcast link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/axk4c6k7

 

Tuesday, March 16th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 4177586

Audio Webcast link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/43t5sh6e

 

Tuesday, April 6th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 2769397

Audio Webcast link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/bg6zv6xk

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4pm ET: COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: A Fireside Chat with CMS, CDC, and a Consumer Representative

Join The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a fireside chat on vaccine safety. This is the fourth discussion in a special series, a part of the CMS National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call Series, aimed at addressing questions and concerns about the new COVID-19 vaccines. Each session is moderated by CMS with speakers from CDC and representatives of front line staff and providers.

Slightly different than the previous sessions, this chat will focus on the voice of Long term care residents, families, and advocates.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Lee Fleisher, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CMS)
  • Dr. Amanda Cohn, Chief Medical Officer (Acting), Office of Vaccine Policy, Preparedness, and Global Health, Office of the Director (CDC)
  • Evan Shulman, Director, Division of Nursing Homes (CMS)
  • Robyn Grant, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

Preparing for the call:

Target Audience: Long term care residents, families, and advocates.

Register in advance for this webinar (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email) : https://cms.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_VQnfc77zTaOho3-yYrtGUA

 

Conference lines are limited, so we highly encourage you to join via audio webcast, either on your computer or smartphone web browser. You are welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues and membership.

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

 

Nursing Home Series for Front Line Clinicians and Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is airing the first episode in a series of short podcasts for frontline nursing home staff. The series, “CMS Beyond the Policy: Nursing Home Series for Frontline Clinicians and Staff,” is designed to reinforce training and infection control practices in nursing homes to help combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This podcast features a discussion between Dr. Shari Ling, CMS Deputy Chief Medical Officer and David Wright, Director of CMS’s Quality Safety & Oversight Group. They will be talking about three important actions every frontline clinician or caregiver can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within nursing homes and sharing reminders about personal protective equipment (PPE).

To listen to the podcast, please click here: https://www.cms.gov/podcast/nursing-home-series-front-line-clinicians-and-staff.

If you work with:

The General Public

Communications, Toolkits and Resources

Faith-Based Communities

Higher Risk Groups   

Rural Communities

Other Vulnerable Populations

Medicare Beneficiaries

Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Scams

Telemedicine 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Resources

Caregivers

Marketplace Consumers

If you are a Clinician

Telemedicine

HHS Office of Inspector General

Pharmacies

HHS Office of Civil Rights

HIPAA Guidance during COVID-19

Additional CMS Guidance

FDA Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

If you are in a Care Setting

Hospitals and Healthcare Systems

Nursing Facilities

Telemedicine

Health Centers

Ambulatory Care Settings

Other

CDC Health Professionals Guidance

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

If you are a Health Plan or a State

Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers

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

Medicare Advantage and Part D

SAMHSA Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders

FAQs on Requirement that Health Plans Cover COVID-19 Testing and Related Items and Services

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 Coronavirus.gov. 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 Coronavirus.gov, FDA.gov, and USA.gov

 

Updated July 13, 2020

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01/19/2021 09:01 AM