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Resources by Topic: Policy

COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit: Resources for Healthcare Decision-Makers Responding to COVID-19 Workforce Concerns
Resources and tools to help address healthcare workforce challenges related to the COVID-19 emergency. Addresses training, licensure, scope of practice, liability protection, workforce protection, and more.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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Telehealth.HHS.gov
Features information about U.S. government efforts to support and promote telehealth services, including information on how to start a telehealth program, billing and reimbursement, and policy changes related to COVID-19. Includes a patients page with information about exploring telehealth options.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Society for Human Resource Management: Coronavirus and COVID-19
Guidance for employers related to worker and customer health and safety, working from home, vaccination, and other issues related to COVID-19. Includes information on federal policy changes that impact human resources (HR).
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Society for Human Resource Management
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NCSL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for States
Resources for state legislators and staff to respond to COVID-19 across a variety of policy areas, including healthcare costs and access to care. Includes information on state and federal actions.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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National Academy for State Health Policy: COVID-19 State Action Center
Examples of how states are responding to COVID-19 with initiatives addressing vaccination, health services delivery, data collection, and other issues.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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COVID-19 Recovery Clearinghouse
Resources and information to help counties and the hospitals and public health departments they support address COVID-19. Includes information on federal and state funding, vaccination distribution, and more.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions
State-by-state information on COVID-19 cases, vaccinations, and state policy actions, including social distancing measures and reducing barriers to COVID-19 testing and treatment.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: COVID-19
Public health resources and information addressing COVID-19 issues. Includes state and territorial COVID-19 websites, as well as information on vaccines, contact tracing, community mitigation, and more.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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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: 10/2021
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: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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