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View this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services webpage for resources to assist with managing patient surge due to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 05/28/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 6:23PM

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

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

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

Read this press release from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to learn more about the new independent commission that will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Date Added: 05/01/2020
Date Last Modified: May 1 2020 2:28PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced new regulatory requirements that will require nursing homes to inform residents, their families and representatives of COVID-19 cases in their facilities. In addition, CMS will require nursing homes to report cases of COVID-19 directly to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Date Added: 04/20/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 20 2020 11:07PM

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

This page holds all Partner Relations Group Podcasts, transcripts and audio recordings. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes open door forums and other presentations available as audio podcasts.


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Date Added: 04/21/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 11:06PM

This page holds all COVID-19 podcasts, transcripts and audio recordings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


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Date Added: 03/19/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 8:51AM

In order to increase cash flow to providers of services and suppliers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.


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Date Added: 03/30/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:26AM

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

CMS prioritized and suspended certain federal and SSA surveys, and delayed revisit surveys, for three weeks beginning March 23, 2020.


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Date Added: 03/26/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:10AM

Read this memo from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to learn about reporting requirements for nursing homes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Date Added: 05/07/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 6:21PM

Here is a summary of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) actions taken in response to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 03/26/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:13AM

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

Here is a list of CMS' new 1135 waivers to respond to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 03/31/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:07AM

See these April 11, 2020, FAQs regarding implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), and other health coverage issues related to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 12:46PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced findings at Kirkland Nursing Home and new targeted plan for health care facility inspections in light of COVID-19.


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Date Added: 03/23/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 11:43AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program developed this page to share resources to prevent and treat COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, as it spreads throughout the United States.


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Date Added: 03/18/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 9:13AM

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

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

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

Several changes in the interim final rule with comment period allow additional Medicare payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued FAQs addressing Medicare fee-for-service billing issues.


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Date Added: 05/07/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 8:09PM

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 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

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

Read this letter of gratitude from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to nursing home management and staff.


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Date Added: 05/12/2020
Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 4:19PM

Use this worksheet comprised of both regulatory requirements and best practices in infection prevention and control to help create an improved infection prevention and control program.


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Date Added: 05/19/2020
Date Last Modified: May 19 2020 5:56PM

Read this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fact sheet to learn about a range of the flexibilities, including but not limited to, allowing non-skilled nursing facilities (SNF) or nursing homes to be temporarily certified as available for use by a SNF or nursing home in the event COVID-19 positive residents need to be isolated.


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 7:13PM

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

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

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people with Medicare are at higher risk for COVID-19. Here are Medicare's latest resources to keep you up to date.


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Date Added: 03/27/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 9:11AM

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

Watch this 24-minute video from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that provides updated answers to common questions about the expanded Medicare telehealth services benefit during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


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Date Added: 05/11/2020
Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 6:08PM

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

Read this announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for more information about updated reporting requirements.


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Date Added: 05/12/2020
Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 5:33PM

Visit this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' webpage to learn more information.


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Date Added: 05/18/2020
Date Last Modified: May 18 2020 6:11PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a memo March 23, 2020, listing the prioritization of survey activities it will complete during the COVID-19 pandemic. This memo also lists the surveys it will not complete.


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Date Added: 04/29/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:43PM

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

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a toolkit to help nursing homes manage and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in their facilities.


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Date Added: 05/13/2020
Date Last Modified: May 13 2020 5:27PM

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 Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published this fact sheet.


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Date Added: 03/19/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 9:15AM