Coronavirus: Sharing the latest news & resources

As cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to spread, we are working with national and local agencies to ensure you receive the most up-to-date guidance.

Expanded Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries

05/09/20Telehealth Video: Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services. This updated video answers common questions about the expanded Medicare telehealth services benefit under the 1135 waiver authority and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.

04/06/20Guidance for Processing Attestations from Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) Temporarily Enrolling as Hospitals during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: As part of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers, CMS is allowing Medicare-enrolled ASCs to temporarily enroll as hospitals and to provide hospital services to help address the urgent need to increase hospital capacity to take care of patients.

03/17/20 The federal government announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Read the press release, frequently asked questions, and fact sheet.

Additional Updates, Webinars, & More

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Website or get news via email.

Dialysis Service Providers: Slide handout and webinar recording

FEMA Fact Sheet on Personal Protective Equipment Preservation Best Practices

Institute of Patient- and Family-Centered Care: COVID-19 FAQs

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracking system

Relias free online training

SAMHSA guidance and resources

Sepsis Alliance: Emergency room doctor, Karin Molander, answers common questions about COVID-19.

Quality Improvement Organization Program: View a curated list of resources.

Information from your local health department