CMS has been hosting various recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to their 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.
Below are upcoming calls. Conference lines are limited so you are highly encouraged to join via audio webcast, either on your computer or smartphone web browser. These calls are not intended for the press.
Calls recordings and transcripts are posted on the CMS podcast page at: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays and Thursdays 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
The next Office Hour Call is on Thursday, April 23rd at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern
Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820
Access Passcode: 5899488
Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=8d3e3fdb-d16b360b-8d3e0ee4-0cc47a6a52de-c2c99d2841bf258e&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=7dfb3397-21af1abc-7dfb02a8-0cc47a6d17cc-a27c051788c26f90&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1970
Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (Fridays at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern)
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.
The next Lessons from the Front Lines:
Friday, April 24th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern
Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 877-251-0301
Access Code: 5096006
Web Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=ed0069f0-b1556020-ed0058cf-0cc47a6a52de-3cf0fc4b75a4210a&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=efd45c64-b380754f-efd46d5b-0cc47a6d17cc-ef5f6515051fff1d&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1959
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 (Tuesdays at 3:30 PM Eastern)
- Nursing Homes (Wednesdays at 4:30 PM Eastern)
- Dialysis Organizations (Wednesdays at 5:30 PM Eastern)
- Nurses (Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)
The next meeting for nurses is Thursday, April 23rd at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern
Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820
Access Passcode: 6004019
Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=0b6d1541-57381c91-0b6d247e-0cc47a6a52de-271c0fb93b2e25c3&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4b1002d0-17442bfb-4b1033ef-0cc47a6d17cc-3a8a37845ac9a237&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1964
To keep up with the important work the White House Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here: http://www.coronavirus.gov/. For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.