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CMS Letter to Nursing Home Residents Regarding Right to Vote
Read this letter from Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to nursing home residents explaining their right to vote.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/22/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 22 2020 5:36PM  
CMS Offers Comprehensive Support for Louisiana and Texas with Hurricane Laura
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced efforts to support Louisiana and Texas in response to Hurricane Laura. Read this news release to learn more about the waivers available for health care providers in Louisiana and Texas affected by Hurricane Laura. This news release also lists more information about care for patients needing dialysis treatment, access to medical equipment and supplies and special enrollment for certain Medicare beneficiaries and individuals.
Web link    Date Added: 08/31/2020    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2020 11:47AM  
Re-Opening America: What Patients Should Know About Seeking Health Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a guide for patients and Medicare beneficiaries to use to help make informed choices as they begin to seek non-emergency treatments.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 10 2020 5:22PM  
What is immediate advocacy and how does it help people with Medicare?
Please visit this Medicare Quality Improvement Organization site for beneficiary- and family-centered care information for providers, patients and families.
Web link    Date Added: 05/12/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 4:43PM  
New CMS COVID-19 Contact Info
Email your COVID-19 questions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at Covid-19@cms.hhs.gov.
Web link    Date Added: 04/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 1 2020 10:12AM  
Telehealth Benefits in Medicare Are a Lifeline for Patients During Coronavirus Outbreak
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a fact sheet with additional guidance for health care providers and patients about the telehealth benefits in the agency’s Medicare program.
Web link    Date Added: 03/27/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 9:23AM  
Medicare and Coronavirus
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.
Web link    Date Added: 03/27/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 9:11AM  
CMS Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak
On March 17, 2020, CMS expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that enables beneficiaries to receive a wider range of health care services from their doctors without having to travel to a health care facility.
Web link    Date Added: 03/26/2020    Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:06AM  
Recommendations on Adult Elective Surgeries, Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures During COVID-19 Response
On March 18, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all elective surgeries, non-essential medical, surgical, and dental procedures be delayed during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Web link    Date Added: 03/19/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 2 2020 1:31PM  
What You Should Know About COVID-19 to Protect Yourself and Others
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published this fact sheet.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/19/2020    Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 9:15AM  
CMS Takes Action Nationwide to Aggressively Respond to Coronavirus National Emergency
CMS is authorized to waive certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) program requirements and conditions of participation under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act.
Web link    Date Added: 03/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 9:23AM  
CMS Announces New Measures to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19
On March 13, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced critical new measures designed to keep America’s nursing home residents safe from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Web link    Date Added: 03/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 9:12AM  
CMS Publishes FAQs to Ensure Individuals, Issuers and States Have Clear Information on Coverage Benefits for COVID-19
The purpose of these FAQs is to provide guidance to Americans enrolled in individual or small group market health plans, including HealthCare.gov consumers.
Web link    Date Added: 03/13/2020    Date Last Modified: Jun 3 2020 9:10AM