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New Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index Website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would like to share this announcement from our colleagues in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the HHS Office of Minority Health (HHS OMH) developed the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to enhance existing resources …

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New Program Announcement: Operation Expanded Testing

Federally-Funded COVID-19 Testing Program What is Operation Expanded Testing? Operation Expanded Testing is a program supported and funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide COVID-19 testing to qualifying group settings such as K-12 schools, congregate living facilities, prisons, and more at no cost to the organization. This program is being …

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Ask a Doctor: What About the New COVID-19 Variants?

Continue to build COVID-19 vaccine confidence in hesitant patients by sharing this one-minute video featuring Dr. Gina Gregory-Burns explaining that the vaccines are effective and protective against variants. This video is a part of We Can Do This, a public education campaign by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeking to spread …

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June 15-July 8: We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars

Join CMS for our We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars The HHS We Can Do This campaign is a national initiative working hand in hand with trusted leaders and community organizations to continue to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and get more people vaccinated. This campaign offers tailored resources and toolkits for …

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May 8: Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans

May 8, 2-3:30PM EDT THE HHS Office of Minority Health invites you to join the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Virtual Panel Discussion The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), the National Park Service (NPS), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) …

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We’ve added new COVID-19 resources

Stay up-to-date on new resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and local health departments.  New resources include: HHS Campaign: We Can Do ThisThe HHS campaign focuses on increasing vaccination confidence while reinforcing basic prevention measures. Learn more …

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NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Call for Nominations Now Open Through May 6

The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Call for Nominations for organizations and individual subject matter experts is open. The MAP is a public-private partnership convened by NQF, funded by a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to provide input to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the selection of performance …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: Reaching Vulnerable Populations

As COVID-19 vaccines continue rolling out across the country, CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers and keeping you updated on the latest COVID-19 resources from HHS, CDC and CMS. With information coming from many different sources, CMS has up-to-date resources and materials to help you …

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HHS’s We Can Do This: Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

The HHS COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing. Through a nationwide network of trusted messengers and consistent, fact-based public health messaging, the campaign helps the public make informed decisions about their …

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April 13: Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. Agenda (Subject to change) Opening Remarks FY 2022 Hospice Proposed Rule Updates Recent Corrections to Home Health Claims Processing …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: What Partners Need to Know Now

March 29, 2021 – As COVID-19 vaccines continue rolling out across the country, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers by sharing the latest COVID-19 resources from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease …

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New C2C Telehealth Resources Available

In response to the increased use and expanded coverage of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, From Coverage to Care (C2C) released two new resources to support providers and patients in making the most of virtual care: Providers can learn how and when to use telehealth. Learn how to: Set up telehealth services Conduct a successful …

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Biden Administration to Invest $250 Million in Effort to Encourage COVID-19 Safety and Vaccination Among Underserved Populations

HHS Office of Minority Health Will Offer Localities Funding to Partner with Community Organizations to Connect Minority, Underserved Populations with Vital Services, Promote Pandemic Safety Measures As part of President Biden’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness today, the Administration is announcing an effort to invest $250 million to encourage COVID-19 safety …

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CDC Event on March 4: COVID-19 Learning Community Kickoff Event

March 4, 12-1PM EDT The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting the COVID-19 Learning Community Kickoff Event. Register Today! Learn more about upcoming events and engage with national, state, regional, and local stakeholders about approaches, strategies, and resources for addressing COVID-19 health disparities. Continuing Education This event …

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Million Hearts® and CDC COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease Partner Toolkit

A year of missed preventive care is endangering minority communities. And people with serious heart conditions are at higher risk for severe illness with COVID-19. In response, Million Hearts® and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a digital media toolkit to encourage people to continue their preventive cardiovascular care. The Toolkit includes: …

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CMS Conference Call on March 3: CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

March 3, 2–3PM EDT Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. This Open Door Forum is open to everyone. This call will share updates and reminders on the on open payments and marketplace special enrollment period opportunity. If you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain …

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What Partners Need to Know Now about Health Insurance Coverage during the Pandemic

CMS Memo – February 17, 2021 | As COVID-19 vaccines begin rolling out across the country, CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers and keeping you updated on the latest COVID-19 resources from HHS, CDC and CMS. With information coming from many different sources, CMS has …

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Webinar Series Starting on March 4: Nutrition, Socialization, and Health and Well-Being

March 4, 3-4PM EDT In celebration of the March anniversary of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) will be holding weekly webinars throughout the month. The webinar series will focus on understanding the intention of the act and address the trifecta of nutrition, socialization, and health and well-being.  Join us on …

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HHS/ASPR Training to Help Older Adults During a Disaster

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) developed the Addressing the Needs of Older Adults in Disasters web-based training. HHS/ASPR designed this free, publicly accessible course to improve public health and emergency medical responders’ capability to address the access and functional needs of community-dwelling older …

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Policy: HHS Releases Rural Action Plan

On September 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Rural Action Plan, the first HHS-wide assessment of rural healthcare efforts in over 18 years. The action plan provides a roadmap to strengthen departmental coordination to better serve the approximately 57 million people who live in rural areas and make up …

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HHS Telemedicine Hack

A 10-week learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation for ambulatory providers Wednesdays, July 22—Sept 23, 12-1PM ET Although telemedicine use has grown exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic, many ambulatory providers still lack the knowledge and skills needed to implement video-based telemedicine into their practices. To support wide adoption of telemedicine, the U.S. Department of Health …

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HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new Guidance that specifies what additional data must be reported to HHS by laboratories along with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) test results. The Guidance standardizes reporting to ensure that public health officials have access to comprehensive and nearly real-time data to inform decision making …

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Hospitals: HHS Relief Fund Data Submission

Hospitals: The CARES Act appropriated $100 billion to establish a Provider Relief Fund. This Fund, administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), is being used to distribute payments to health care entities across the country that have been affected by the coronavirus. To date, $30 billion has been distributed generally to health …

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