CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 4/27/20

Jackie Pappalardi and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

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 offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts.

Call details are below. Conference lines are limited so we highly encourage you to join via audio webcast, either on your computer or smartphone web browser. You are welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues and professional networks. 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

This week’s Office Hours:

Tuesday, April 28th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5787874

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=7638a38f-2a6c8aa4-763892b0-0cc47a6d17cc-cf3ef7b272885f7a&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1976

Thursday, April 30th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 7476619

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=ca9c4ad8-96c94308-ca9c7be7-0cc47a6a52de-da25fff20d2e55d3&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2069 

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.

This week’s Lessons from the Front Lines:

Friday, May 1st at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 877-251-0301; Access Code: 9545128

Web Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=5f87b8d5-03d2b1c6-5f8789ea-0cc47adb5650-13da410a7664ac36&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1988 

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 3:00 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, April 28th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 1854778 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=946b510f-c83e58df-946b6030-0cc47a6a52de-bec23b2d515d07a0&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1856

Nursing Homes (Wednesdays at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, April 29th at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 4680237 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=f1b73c29-ade31502-f1b70d16-0cc47a6d17cc-7bc599a5ffca4ab1&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1982

Dialysis Organizations (Wednesdays at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, April 29th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 6965645 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=22d566a1-7e817fdd-22d5579e-0cc47adc5fa2-3832e64127e18fa0&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2057

Nurses (Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, April 30th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 4268398 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=d014edc7-8c40c4ec-d014dcf8-0cc47a6d17cc-369639c42710a141&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2063

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20