CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 5/11/20

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi 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, May 12th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 8968295

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=fc719836-a02491e6-fc71a909-0cc47a6a52de-85a767d91900cbd9&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=7284b5e6-2ed1bc36-728484d9-0cc47a6a52de-d8cf01adf6a4f976&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2000

 

Thursday, May 14th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 5688374

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=e9ab5e09-b5fe57d9-e9ab6f36-0cc47a6a52de-a1711834422b5fdd&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=8e984964-d2cc5018-8e98785b-0cc47adc5fa2-09e654c541269c0b&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2112

 

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 15th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 877-251-0301; 

Access Code: 8983296

Web Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=7372b3f1-2f27ba21-737282ce-0cc47a6a52de-e97573f3f81e18c4&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=13db3037-4f8f191c-13db0108-0cc47a6d17cc-3e08fb388e16c445&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2045

 

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, May 12th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 9503927

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=7da3e891-21f6e141-7da3d9ae-0cc47a6a52de-6b9cc1d0fcacd5c8&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=f55f72e4-a90a7bf7-f55f43db-0cc47adb5650-1c0b21c06c679912&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1877

 

Nursing Homes (Wednesdays at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, May 13th at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 2675207

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=82fe7980-deab7050-82fe48bf-0cc47a6a52de-2b5828205c73bed7&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=e2c79f73-be9296a3-e2c7ae4c-0cc47a6a52de-790ece838430947d&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2024

 

Dialysis Organizations (Wednesdays at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, May 13th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 6772827

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c297d101-9ec2d8d1-c297e03e-0cc47a6a52de-e385936b422a8324&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=0b50982f-5705913c-0b50a910-0cc47adb5650-129c86a45284e40f&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2102

 

Nurses (Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, May 14th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 4279137

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=a8abdcbd-f4fed56d-a8abed82-0cc47a6a52de-ac977734a6f4aa82&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c68eebd6-9adbe2c5-c68edae9-0cc47adb5650-907c909196c9b9a2&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2107

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

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