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Resources by Topic: Policy

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing
Addresses issues related to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Covers COVID-19 test specimen collection, diagnostic laboratory services, hospital services, ambulance services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), telehealth, skilled nursing facility services, home health, vaccination, and other services.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CMS: Current Emergencies: Coronavirus Disease 2019
Guidance from CMS for healthcare facilities and labs related to COVID-19. Includes clinical and technical guidance for specific types of facilities, information on billing and coding, coverage for services related to COVID-19, and other topics.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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COVID-19 Curated Data, Modeling, and Policy Resources
Resources related to case counts and testing rates, surveillance sites, COVID-19 diagnosis and test codes, provider capacity and patient needs, tools for identifying at-risk populations, and policy actions aimed at preventing spread of the disease.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Mathematica
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HRSA: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting HRSA programs. Addresses a wide range of concerns for the various programs HRSA supports, including information on policies, funding, and more. Includes information on vaccine distribution programs involving Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists
Tools and resources to help dentists respond to COVID-19. Includes information, news, and guidance related to vaccination, infection control, dental workforce safety, and practice management.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Dental Association
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State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion COVID-19 Dashboard
Presents state-by-state telehealth expansion and licensing waivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes links to relevant executive orders, regulatory guidance, statutory language, and other official communications for each state.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alliance for Connected Care
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Essential Protections During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19 related to wages, hours worked, sick leave, and worker safety.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Labor
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HHS-OIG's Oversight of COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Information on the HHS response, as well as telehealth cost-sharing information and OIG monitoring of potential fraud related to COVID-19.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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FDA: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information and guidance from the FDA related to COVID-19. Provides information on vaccines, diagnostics, personal protective equipment, and treatments, including information targeted to healthcare professionals.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Food and Drug Administration
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COVID-19 Information for Health Centers and Partners
Information for health centers regarding how to prepare for and respond to an outbreak of COVID-19. Covers funding, resources, and information to help health centers meet the needs of their patients. Includes information and resources related to COVID-19 vaccination.
Additional links: COVID-19 Health Center Program FAQs
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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