CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 6/22/2020

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 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 23rd at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 5775248

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=eec9b954-b29cb047-eec9886b-0cc47adb5650-fc0d9b3775cd153a&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=62614223-3e355b5f-6261731c-0cc47adc5fa2-1ae7d81e2ad12740&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2181

 

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 (2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, June 23rd at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 3676539

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=49172f6a-15422679-49171e55-0cc47adb5650-cb88faf26964a952&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=84577d6d-d8035446-84574c52-0cc47a6d17cc-4851ff5eae8ad0f8&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2165

 

Nursing Homes (2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, June 24th at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 3089577

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=a280be3f-fed5b72c-a2808f00-0cc47adb5650-e301753f44eaa77d&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=3723a473-6b76ada3-3723954c-0cc47a6a52de-5d0aa8ceae593a5e&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2220

 

Dialysis Organizations (2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, June 24th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 6494855

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=b3ef9ece-efba97dd-b3efaff1-0cc47adb5650-7db9c36d86916779&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=ea40dff0-b614f6db-ea40eecf-0cc47a6d17cc-1b94e692e676069f&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2236

 

Nurses (2nd and 4th Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, June 25th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 9496814

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=92971351-cec21a42-9297226e-0cc47adb5650-296ba017688aaaf9&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=87f7cfd6-dba3d6aa-87f7fee9-0cc47adc5fa2-d74fba528bf5f6d9&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2242


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:

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