CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – July 27th to August 14th

Lisa Volk

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, July 28th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 1492795

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=b8dea1fd-e48ab881-b8de90c2-0cc47adc5fa2-75ab79ed98ac1209&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c408e7b1-985cce9a-c408d68e-0cc47a6d17cc-d6428ab37156e652&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2297

 

Additional Office Hours:

Tuesday, August 4th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 3296947

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=344d4e40-6819573c-344d7f7f-0cc47adc5fa2-f29803ef050e8bd7&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=2d58ded5-710dd705-2d58efea-0cc47a6a52de-a294a2b8484144f1&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2352

 

Tuesday, August 11th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 3498643

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=b2579f4b-ee038637-b257ae74-0cc47adc5fa2-85afb7774096b577&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=6f7db93e-3329a042-6f7d8801-0cc47adc5fa2-ed718e46a02e4dc1&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2361

 

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 (twice a month on Tuesday at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, August 11th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 5097566

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=f50b0d87-a95f14fb-f50b3cb8-0cc47adc5fa2-a1848c218795f087&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=b4723cca-e827351a-b4720df5-0cc47a6a52de-e4916e2be973d447&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2386

 

Nursing Homes (twice a month on Wednesday at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, August 12th 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 7857618

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=60470556-3c131c2a-60473469-0cc47adc5fa2-0c656f2ae4e4256e&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=2884bdb1-74d1b4a2-28848c8e-0cc47adb5650-5b54c104cb155c28&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2411

 

Dialysis Organizations (twice a month on Wednesday at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, August 12th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 1027088

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4b61b373-1735aa0f-4b61824c-0cc47adc5fa2-0149d69e3014bd18&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=6b0af8ba-375ff16a-6b0ac985-0cc47a6a52de-6400b78b7f9a7c65&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2401

 

Nurses (twice a month on Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 7844289

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=b875ef2a-e421f656-b875de15-0cc47adc5fa2-1f319eec01224d78&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=666e39a3-3a3b30b0-666e089c-0cc47adb5650-9c83dad655df67f4&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2421

 

Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (twice a month on Fridays at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern)

Lessons from the Front Lines calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience, ideas, strategies, and insights with one another related to their COVID-19 response. There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters. 

This week’s Lessons from the Front Lines:

Friday, August 7th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 4695240

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=85328079-d9669905-8532b146-0cc47adc5fa2-3eb20ce56730da8d&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c441afa6-9814a6b5-c4419e99-0cc47adb5650-c14a30d0298b73f0&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2376

 

For the most current information including call schedule changes, please click here.

To keep up with the important work the White House Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=6c3d4afb-30695387-6c3d7bc4-0cc47adc5fa2-0dc62b25a2333642&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=36fa2226-6aae0b0d-36fa1319-0cc47a6d17cc-2d06c219f858d641&u=http://www.coronavirus.gov/

For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.