CMS News and Press Releases

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

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)