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.

National Learning and Action Network (LAN) event: State Partnerships to Support COVID-19 Prevention and Response in Nursing Homes

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern

Registration Required:

https://events-na13.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2334343831/en/events/event/shared/3324041578/event_registration.html?connect-session=na13breezsq5sbdxygu97a5ds&sco-id=8328464678&_charset_=utf-8  

 

Home Health and Hospice Call (twice a month on Tuesday at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, July 7th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 9480618

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=9e9be372-c2ceeaa2-9e9bd24d-0cc47a6a52de-f0c8f791d3db00d2&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2302

Tuesday, July 21st at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 6080197

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=df50ec0d-8305e51e-df50dd32-0cc47adb5650-2de630be928fb779&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2312

 

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Call (Tuesdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, June 30th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5125839

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=ccf5edaa-90a1f4d6-ccf5dc95-0cc47adc5fa2-2782135e59a172be&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2186

Tuesday, July 7th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 3048844

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=80796fa5-dc2c66b6-80795e9a-0cc47adb5650-a4afd45c4f2c47d5&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2279

Tuesday, July 14th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 2550919

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=93dafa05-cf8ee379-93dacb3a-0cc47adc5fa2-f063f3b0b409199d&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2284

Tuesday, July 21st at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 7477995

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=dadd7914-86896068-dadd482b-0cc47adc5fa2-cc1fccd04b4fd82b&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2289

Tuesday, July 28th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 1492795

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c408e7b1-985cce9a-c408d68e-0cc47a6d17cc-d6428ab37156e652&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2297

 

Nursing Homes Call (twice a month on Wednesday at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, July 8th at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 2997138

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=24763b39-78221212-24760a06-0cc47a6d17cc-c50990cab1b82984&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2327

Wednesday, July 22nd t 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 1143564

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=24c25ae7-789673cc-24c26bd8-0cc47a6d17cc-8b19f356735ac629&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2332

 

Dialysis Organizations Call (twice a month on Wednesday at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, July 8th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 8481378

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=bbcd4d81-e79964aa-bbcd7cbe-0cc47a6d17cc-2ef526ca9b6e6aa3&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2307

Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 7692208

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=8dd709e8-d1831094-8dd738d7-0cc47adc5fa2-a95a30cf29c61d98&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2316

 

Nurses Call (twice a month on Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, July 9th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 9386539

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=71ee84db-2dba9da7-71eeb5e4-0cc47adc5fa2-f9b0e675e63411da&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2336

Thursday, July 23rd at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 7971869

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=69050b19-35512232-69053a26-0cc47a6d17cc-d054f6ea80376c59&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2341

 

Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (twice a month on Fridays at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern)

Friday, July 17th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Code: 3096434

Web Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=e90f977f-b55a9eaf-e90fa640-0cc47a6a52de-94729173f725755c&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2322

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.

 

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 Homes

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

NEW – 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 June 29, 2020

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06/29/2020 10:14 PM