CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: August 4-14

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.

Call details are below. 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 professional networks. These calls are not intended for the press.

Calls recordings and transcripts are posted on the CMS podcast page.

National Stakeholder Call

Please join CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, for a National Stakeholder call on Tuesday, August 4 from 10:00–10:30 AM Eastern. Phone lines are limited, so we encourage you to join via webcast, if possible.

  • August 4, 10-10:30AM EDT
  • Toll-Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820 
  • Conference ID: 2853889
  • Webcast link

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

Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower local hospitals and healthcare systems to:

  • Increase Hospital Capacity – CMS Hospitals Without Walls;
  • Rapidly Expand the Healthcare Workforce;
  • Put Patients Over Paperwork; and
  • Further Promote Telehealth in Medicare

August 4, 5–6PM EDT

  • Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; 
  • Access Passcode: 3296947
  • Audio Webcast

August 11, 5–6PM EDT

  • Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; 
  • Access Passcode: 3498643
  • Audio Webcast

Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls

CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices with their peers. There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters if time allows.

Home Health and Hospice (twice a month on Tuesday, 3:00PM EDT)

  • Tuesday, August 11, 3:00 – 3:30PM EDT
  • Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 
  • Access Passcode: 5097566
  • Audio Webcast

Nursing Homes (twice a month on Wednesday, 4:30PM EDT)

  • Wednesday, August 12, 4:30–5:00PM EDT
  • Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 
  • Access Passcode: 7857618
  • Audio Webcast

Dialysis Organizations (twice a month on Wednesday, 5:30PM EDT)

  • Wednesday, August 12, 5:30–6:00PM EDT
  • Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 
  • Access Passcode: 1027088
  • Audio Webcast

Nurses (twice a month on Thursdays, 3:00PM EDT)

  • Thursday, August 13, 3:00–3:30PM EDT
  • Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 
  • Access Passcode: 7844289
  • Audio Webcast

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

Lessons from the Front Lines calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience, ideas, strategies, and insights with one another related to their COVID-19 response. There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters.

This week’s Lessons from the Front Lines:

  • Friday, August 7, 12:30–2:00PM EDT
  • Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 
  • Access Passcode: 4695240
  • Audio Webcast