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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

On January 31, 2020, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency  (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. CMS took action to aggressively respond to this national emergency

This is an ongoing situation and we will continue to make updates and provide resources.

CDC Guidance

What the U.S. Government is Doing

Medicaid and CHIP Resources

Tools and Checklists for States

State Waiver and Amendment Approvals

Additional CMS Guidance

Clinical and Technical Guidance:

For all health care providers

For Health Care Facilities

For Labs

For Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations

Billing and Coding Guidance:

Survey and Certification Guidance:

Medicare and Other Coverage Guidance:

Marketplace Plan Guidance:

Open Payments Guidance:

CMS Stakeholder Calls (Including Medicaid and CHIP All-State Calls):

Press Releases