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Here are the CDC's public health communication options at U.S. ports of entry.


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 11:49AM

Get the important information from this April 14, 2020, training webinar presented by CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:03PM

The report, updated each Friday, summarizes and interprets key indicators, including information related to COVID-19 outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:12AM

The report, updated each Friday, summarizes and interprets key indicators, including information related to COVID-19 outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:51AM

Transcripts and audio recordings of the CDC's public service announcements can be found here.


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 2:40PM

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:19PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this social media toolkit to help localize efforts in responding to the virus that causes COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/09/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:21AM

This April 8, 2020, webinar by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided a COVID-19 update for rural health partners.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:38AM

Here are tips and information from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to protect yourself and your family.


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Date Added: 04/08/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:41AM

Answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about cloth face coverings


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:33PM

Listen to this webinar from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as they answer questions during office hours on April 14, 2020.


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 7:43AM

Listen to this webinar from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as they answer questions during office hours on April 9, 2020.


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Date Added: 04/08/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:35AM

On April 7, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts provided updates on recent actions taken to address the COVID-19 public health emergency.


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Date Added: 04/07/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:53AM

Read the latest actions the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:36AM

On April 3, 2020, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Deborah Birx, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force, and officials from the FDA, CDC, and FEMA participated in a call on COVID-19 flexibilities.


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Date Added: 04/07/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:59AM

Listen to the recording and read the transcipt of this April 8, 2020, CMS webinar for nursing homes during COVID-19 emergency.


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Date Added: 04/07/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 9:10AM

Essential resources for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) from the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN).


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Date Added: 03/13/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:20AM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) compiled the best practices and lessons learned that communities have already faced fighting COVID-19


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Date Added: 04/03/2020
Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:52AM

More than 50 activities and resources for the populations you serve.


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Date Added: 04/15/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 9:42AM

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights lists answers to questions about COVID-19 and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule disclosures in this document.


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Date Added: 04/28/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 11:48PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new tools to help speed states’ access to emergency flexibilities and resources.


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Date Added: 04/03/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:33PM

CMS announced the following blanket waivers are in effect, with a retroactive effective date of March 1, 2020, through the end of the emergency declaration.


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Date Added: 04/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 7:16AM

Use this readiness book checklist created by Health Quality Innovation Network to prepare necessary documents for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services COVID-19 focused survey.


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Date Added: 04/29/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:31PM

Here are the latest CDC updates for face coverings, care plans, persons with disabilities, managing anxiety and stress, and more.


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Date Added: 04/01/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 12:34PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are directing facilities to screen health care personnel (HCP) prior to allowing them to work or provide services in the facility. This form is intended to document screening of HCP.


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 10:11AM

Here are CMS' frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) billing during COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:51AM

This is a brief training related to a focused COVID-19 survey for nursing home surveyors.


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 10:56AM

On April 13, 2020, CMS released supplemental information for transferring or discharging residents between facilities for the purpose of cohorting residents based on COVID-19 status.


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 9:36AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing timely recommendations, regulatory information, guidance, and technical assistance to support rapid coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts.


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:15PM

This guide is published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).


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Date Added: 04/01/2020
Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 2:42PM

This toolkit provides information about the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019. Included are steps to help prevent the spread of the virus with resources available from CMS and the CDC.


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Date Added: 04/23/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 23 2020 1:38PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are issuing new recommendations to state and local governments and long-term care facilities (also known as nursing homes) to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


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Date Added: 04/03/2020
Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:55AM

Here are some everyday steps, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 11:27AM

April 3, 2020, memorandum from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides interim guidance to compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs).


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 12:36PM

Here are the latest COVID-19 frequently asked questions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 2:04PM

Use this COVID-19 assessment by Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and others to facilitate communication during transition between care settings.


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Date Added: 04/29/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:37PM

CMS provides guidance to states on how to apply for Section 1135 waivers through the Medicaid Disaster Response Tool Kit.


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Date Added: 04/03/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:02PM

This is a 45-second video demonstration from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:26AM

This interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pertains to critical infrastructure workers.


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Date Added: 04/09/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:14AM

This information from the American Heart Association (AHA) is intended to help health care providers reduce the risk for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) transmission, especially with regards to resuscitation care.


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 2:39PM

View these leadership tips to support employees during a crisis from the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing.


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Date Added: 04/01/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 12:21PM

Current information, tools and resources to help LeadingAge members plan for and respond to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/14/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 10:13AM

CMS released these new changes on April 29, 2020.


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 9:02AM

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) provides a list of provider and information letters.


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Date Added: 03/23/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 11:51AM

Read about exceptions and extensions for Quality reporting requirements for acute care hospitals, PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care (LTC) hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC), renal dialysis facilities, and MIPS-eligible clinicians affected by COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 12:43PM

This five-minute video offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and dont's.


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Date Added: 04/15/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 9:15AM

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) provides a collaborative web series on emerging COVID-19 topics featuring voices from the front lines.


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Date Added: 04/15/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 9:05AM

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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:43PM

This CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) video provides answers to common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:15AM

Email your COVID-19 questions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at Covid-19@cms.hhs.gov.


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Date Added: 04/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:37AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded its current Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers for the duration of the public health emergency


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Date Added: 04/08/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:24AM

Ensemble Health Partners provides the latest coding updates due to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 11:11AM

The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) has issued position statements on preventing injury with N95 masks.


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Date Added: 04/17/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 8:51PM

Download this infographic from the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) about preventing injury with N95 masks.


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Date Added: 04/17/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 8:55PM

SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities and states across the country.


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Date Added: 04/27/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 6:49PM

SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities and states across the country.


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Date Added: 04/27/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 27 2020 3:48PM

This CDC document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) in health care settings when there is limited supply.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:39PM

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers tips for social distancing, quarantine and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.


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Date Added: 03/19/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 11:46AM

Keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:36PM

This course will provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training for individuals responsible for IPC programs in nursing homes.


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Date Added: 04/15/2020
Date Last Modified: May 18 2020 2:03PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) official website has the latest resources related to COVID-19. It is updated regularly with clinical and technical announcements for providers and facilities, as well as guidance on billing and codes, coverage, provider enrollment and more.


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Date Added: 04/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:17AM

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to wear a cloth face covering


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:25PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) answers frequently asked questions about how to wear a cloth face covering.


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Date Added: 04/15/2020
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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 12:47PM

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission presented a nursing facility COVID-19 webinar for Texas providers.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:43AM

This on-demand webinar from The Joint Commission provides an overview of the spectrum of clinical presentations of coronavirus and specific suggestions for decreasing the risk of transmission in nursing care centers.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 8:28AM