CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: December 2020

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.

Current call schedule changes are on the CMS website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: A Fireside Chat with CMS, CDC and AHCA 

Please understand that this audio recording is currently not 508 compliant. CMS is working quickly to remediate the recording. If there are questions/concerns in the interim of the published 508 compliant audio recording, please contact

Acute Hospital at Home Q&A Session

When: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Where: Participant Line: (833) 614-0820  (Conference ID: 3985903)

Join CMS for an Acute Hospital Care at Home Q&A Session. This call provides an opportunity for health systems interested in participating as well as hospitals currently enrolled in the program to seek clarification from CMS subject matter experts.  Prior to the call, please review the publicly posted FAQs to verify if an answer to your question is available. Acute hospital care at home FAQs (PDF)

CMS-CDC Nursing Home Stakeholder Call

When: December 22, 2020; 1-2pm ET

Where: Participant Line: (833) 614-0820   (Conference ID: 7979889)

Overview: Please join CDC and CMS for this call with Nursing Homes focused on COVID 19 vaccination among residents and staff. During this call, you’ll receive:

  • Updates on Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program;
  • Critical clinical, safety, and infection prevention and control considerations associated with implementation;
  • Communication resources you can use to address resident and staff questions and concerns; and
  • General reminders for the holiday season.

A questions and answer session will follow updates.

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls

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

Next Office Hours:

Tuesday, December 22nd at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

  • Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 3968359
  • Audio Webcast