CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 6/8/2020

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk 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 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, June 9th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 4892554

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=0081c6ad-5cd5ef86-0081f792-0cc47a6d17cc-3a36f51f36f15a9c&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=6b9f9bee-37cbb2c5-6b9faad1-0cc47a6d17cc-71d1a27a3efd1e66&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2171


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, June 9th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 7359947

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=315475f0-6d005cdb-315444cf-0cc47a6d17cc-fe4b86ea77112dd8&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=00232b73-5c770258-00231a4c-0cc47a6d17cc-31afca23fe25ca11&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2160

 

Nursing Homes (Wednesdays at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, June 10th at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 9782909

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=f54ba5bb-a91f8c90-f54b9484-0cc47a6d17cc-93d9dc0a18854b52&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=9b60f2d6-c735fbc5-9b60c3e9-0cc47adb5650-5cc8b6ca21a0bb55&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2215

 

Dialysis Organizations (Wednesdays at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, June 10th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 6553907

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=e3d7df17-bf83f63c-e3d7ee28-0cc47a6d17cc-2d7ff8486d657bb9&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=cb8280fa-97d69986-cb82b1c5-0cc47adc5fa2-2ac51b79b83598dd&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2225

 

Nurses (Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, June 11th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 2863547

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=7d994854-21cd617f-7d99796b-0cc47a6d17cc-d34ef49b433ce604&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=842afbda-d87ff2c9-842acae5-0cc47adb5650-f3419d0fb8afb1c7&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2231

 

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.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

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

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