CMS News and Press Releases

Information on COVID-19 Antibody Testing (June 29, 2020)
Fact Sheet for Providers and Patients COVID IgG: This Fact Sheet informs you of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the LIAISON®SARS-CoVs S1/S2 IgG assay.
IDSA COVID-19 Antibody Testing Primer

The ASN COVID-19 Toolkit for Nephrology Clinicians: Preparing for a Surge is now available. This toolkit was created to help nephrology clinicians in a surge area understand the most critical elements to consider as they care for patients requiring renal replacement therapy.

Change in Condition Alert


COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

11 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for a Kidney Transplant During COVID-19

Guidance for COVID-19 Contact Tracing of Infected Persons (May 5, 2020)

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance) (May 2, 2020)

CDC Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for COVID-19 (May 3, 2020)

CMS issues flexibilities across the healthcare system to temporarily provide relief to healthcare providers

Multiple kidney partners have joined together to provide temporary outpatient hemodialysis to patients with COVID-19
Dialysis Community Response Network (DCRN)

CMS clarifies vascular access placement for dialysis patients are essential surgeries
CMS Clarifies ESRD Essential Surgeries (March 26, 2020)

CMS releases Telehealth Toolkits for providers treating patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
Telehealth Toolkits  (March 20, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions for Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief (April 4, 2020)

Exceptions and Extensions for Quality Reporting Requirements (March 27, 2020)