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Iowa - COVID-19 in Iowa
Information on Iowa's response to COVID-19. Reports statistics on testing, positive cases, and deaths, including data by county. Also lists information on vaccination, locations and schedules for testing, guidance and proclamations, and health and other resources for Iowa residents.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: State of Iowa
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Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
Up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. Includes resources for emergency medical services, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings. Addresses a wide range of topics including healthcare operations, space, supplies, funding, and more.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group
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States Use Appendix K Waivers to Support Home- and Community-Based Services in Response to COVID-19
Describes how states are utilizing Appendix K waivers to promote flexibility and modify their home- and community-based services for older adults and their family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes an interactive map and chart outlining each state's modifications.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
Provides an overview of waived Medicare regulations in response to COVID-19. Lists waivers that impact all types of providers, including Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, physicians, skilled nursing facilities, and others. Includes information on changes to telemedicine and quality improvement programs.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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COVID-19 State Emergency Response: Temporarily Suspended and Waived Practice Agreement Requirements
Provides information about temporary changes to regulations related to nurse practitioners' scope of practice, supervision, and protocol requirements in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the Atlantic Territories. Features an interactive map showing full practice states, those that have waived or suspended some or all practice agreement requirements, and those that have taken no action.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Republic of the Marshall Islands - COVID-19 Information
Resources and information on COVID-19 from the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), with links to RMI government information.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Embassy in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
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Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services - Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Resources and information on Guam's response to COVID-19, including guidance for healthcare facilities and physicians, as well as data on COVID-19 cases.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Guam Department of Public Health & Social Services
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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
Outlines the funding allocated in the CARES Act to hospitals and healthcare providers for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue due to COVID-19. Includes an overview of the specific allocations for rural providers and the Indian Health Service. Provides links to the terms and conditions and payment allocation methodologies for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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CMS Open Door Forum Podcast and Transcripts
Provides audio recordings and transcripts of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Door Forum calls since October 2016, including the Rural Health Open Door Forums and COVID-19 stakeholder calls.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) COVID-19 Module
Provides information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's LTCF COVID-19 Module for the National Healthcare Safety Network. Includes a variety of resources and training focused on data collection, resident and facility impact, staff and personnel impact, supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), and ventilator capacity and supplies. Offers LTCFs a customized system to track COVID-19 infections and prevention process measures.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Healthcare Safety Network
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