COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

April 23, 2020


As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions. Key updates from this past week include:

This website is a collection provides a curated set of resources and tools for decision-makers managing healthcare workforce challenges in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

This new guidance provides recommendations for providers who are in areas of phase 1 of the Administration’s re-opening the nation plan.

The agency nearly doubled payment for labs who are testing high volumes of COVID-19 tests.

The portal for providers to attest to the Terms and Conditions for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund is open.

CMS outlines the current flexibilities for RHCs and FQHCs to provide telehealth services during the PHE.

The Administration announced coming regulations for nursing home data reporting related to COVID-19 cases and protections.

An inventory of these documents and more is available here: McDermottPlus COVID Guidance Tracker

CMS is documenting its COVID-19 activities on their Current Emergencies website.

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 emerging issues through the McDermottPlus Coronavirus Resource Center or the McDermott, Will & Emery Coronavirus Resource Center.



For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or

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