COVID-19 Resource Links

Federal Government COVID-19 Compliance Resource Links for Providers, Medicaid Administrators, and State Mental Health Agencies

Presidential Emergency Powers

Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121 et seq. Updated
June 2019

 

National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. § 1601

 

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet, March 13

 

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers, Updated May 15 NEW

 

HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency through December, October 5

 
 
Medicaid Waivers & Flexibilities in Fighting the Coronavirus

 

Inventory of Medicaid and CHIP Flexibilities and Authorities in the Event of a Disaster, August 20, 2018

 

Fact Sheet: Coverage and Benefits Related to COVID-19: Medicaid and CHIP, March 5

 

COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP Agencies, Updated March 18

 

1115 Waiver Opportunity and Application Checklist, CMS, March 22

1135 Waiver Checklist, CMS, March 22

1915(c) Appendix K Template, CMS, March 22

Medicaid Disaster State Plan Amendment Template, CMS, March 22

 

 

Medicaid Payment for COVID-19 Services

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Increased FMAP FAQs, CMS, March 24

 

 

Medicare and COVID-19

Medicare COVID-19 FAQs, March 6

 

State Survey Agency Guidance on Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)
Requirements and Implications Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
, March 9

 

 

COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief FAQs, CMS, March 22

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities
Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19
, CMS, March 22

 

 

Telehealth and Privacy

 

Bulletin: HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus, Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights: February
2020

 

 

COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a
Nationwide Public Health Emergency
, March 2020

 

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the
COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
, March 17

 

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance, SAMHSA, March 19

 

 

Telehealth and Medicaid Payment

 

Telehealth and Medicare Payment

Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & Fact Sheet, March 17

 

Coverage and Payment Related to COVID-19 in Medicare, March 5

CMS Memo to All Medicare Advantage Organizations, Part D Sponsors, and
Medicare-Medicaid Plans on COVID-19
, March 10

 

OIG Policy Statement Regarding Physicians and Other Practitioners That Reduce or Waive Amounts Owed by Federal Health Care Program Beneficiaries for Telehealth
Services During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
, HHS Office of the Inspector General, March 17

 

Interim Final Rule: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, March 30

 

Infection Control

 

State Survey Agency Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes
, Revised March 13

 

State Survey Agency Guidance: Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel
Coronavirus Illness (2019-nCoV)
, February 6

 

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of
COVID-19 in the United States
, February 29

 

Information for PACE Organizations Regarding Infection Control and Prevention of
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
, March 17

SAMHSA Fact Sheet: Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An
Infectious Disease Outbreak
, March 16

 

Private Insurance Coverage of Testing, Treatment, and Preventive Services for Coronavirus

FAQs on Essential Health Benefit Coverage and the Coronavirus (COVID-19), March 12

 

FAQs on Catastrophic Plan Coverage and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), March 18

 

 

Opioid Treatment and COVID-19

SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Program Guidance, March 16

 

DEA Information on Telemedicine, January 31

 

Drug Enforcement Administration Letter to SAMHSA on Permitted Doorstep Deliveries of
Take-Home Medications by Narcotics Treatment Programs to Quarantined Patients
, March 16

 

Drug Enforcement Administration Registrant Guidance on Early Refills of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the COVID-19 Emergency, March 2020

Communicating in a Crisis: Risk Communication Guidelines for Public Officials, SAMHSA, October 2019

 

 

Treating the Homeless

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among
People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
, March 22

 

 

CDC: Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 22


Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Exchange Webinar: Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners, March 10

 

Each of the Following March 2020 Toolkits was Prepared by the Cloudburst Group for the Department of Housing and Urban Development: Infectious Disease Toolkits for Continuum of Care:

 

 

Responses to Congressional COVID-19-Related Legislation

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Increased FMAP FAQs, CMS, March 24

 

Notice of Designation of Scarce Materials or Threatened Materials Subject to COVID-19 Hoarding Prevention Measures Under Executive Order 13910 and Section 102 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, Department of Health and Human Services, March 26

 

 

Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

 

States Waiving In-State Licensing Requirement for Telehealth

 

Peer-Led Recommendations for Supporting Individuals Receiving Care in State Psychiatric Facilities during the COVID-19 Crisis

 

State Mental Health Authority COVID-19 Websites

 

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