CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – August 3rd to August 14th

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

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 (twice a month on Tuesday 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

Next Office Hours:

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=430948a9-1f5d51d5-43097996-0cc47adc5fa2-baaa846336e0a6bc&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=d18c05f1-8dd81c8d-d18c34ce-0cc47adc5fa2-926fe21615cd98df&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=b109f516-ed5dec6a-b109c429-0cc47adc5fa2-a559530a916117f8&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=1fb48659-43e09f25-1fb4b766-0cc47adc5fa2-4ab9a0e342a6d571&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 Thursday 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=5390dfc3-0fc4c6bf-5390eefc-0cc47adc5fa2-b4791f4516ee8ef6&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 Friday 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=10998120-4ccd985c-1099b01f-0cc47adc5fa2-28af629b76bf7e79&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c441afa6-9814a6b5-c4419e99-0cc47adb5650-c14a30d0298b73f0&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2376

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15