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CMS Resources for the Emergency Preparedness (EP) Rule

CMS Resources for the Emergency Preparedness (EP) Rule

The pandemic has brought into even sharper focus the importance of updated emergency response plans. CMS has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and national resources to assist state survey agencies; state, tribal, regional and local emergency...

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls [March– April 2021]

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls [March– April 2021]

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...

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls [March– April 2021]

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls [February 2021]

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...

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls [March– April 2021]

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...

CMS Will Retire the Original Compare Tools on December 1, 2020

CMS Will Retire the Original Compare Tools on December 1, 2020

In early September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Care Compare on Medicare.gov. Care Compare streamlines the eight original health care Compare tools, like Nursing Home Compare, Hospital Compare, Physician Compare, etc., which will be...

Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application and COVID-19

Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application and COVID-19

2020 Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception and Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Application Deadline: December 31, 2020 CMS Memo | November 16, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all clinicians across the United States and territories....

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls [March– April 2021]

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [November 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...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries’ Daily Life

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries’ Daily Life

Older adults have been especially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as they are at higher risk of serious illness if infected and account for 80 percent of all COVID-related deaths. Current public health guidelines recommend older adults limit in-person social...

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