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Published: April 20, 2020

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 04/20/2020

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 and Thursdays 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, April 21st at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820

Access Passcode: 396 3515

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=b2531fa2-ee073689-b2532e9d-0cc47a6d17cc-73ef4e2c8d8a6c25&u=https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=5779&seid=1941

Thursday, April 23rd at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820

Access Passcode: 589 9488

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=7dfb3397-21af1abc-7dfb02a8-0cc47a6d17cc-a27c051788c26f90&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1970


 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 (Tuesdays at 3:30 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, April 21st at3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 989 5252

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4e796b08-122d4223-4e795a37-0cc47a6d17cc-72376ccc5832c733&u=https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=5779&seid=1841


Nursing Homes (Wednesdays at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, April 22nd at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 267 2118

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=f15624df-ad020df4-f15615e0-0cc47a6d17cc-966381efbad9e8e0&u=https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=5779&seid=1948

Dialysis Organizations (Wednesdays at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, April 22nd at5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 179 6168

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=d25ab58e-8e0e9ca5-d25a84b1-0cc47a6d17cc-f25dc8eb13494431&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1954


Nurses (Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, April 23rd at3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

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

Access Passcode: 600 4019

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4b1002d0-17442bfb-4b1033ef-0cc47a6d17cc-3a8a37845ac9a237&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1964


Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (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, April 24th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 877-251-0301

Access Code: 5096006

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=efd45c64-b380754f-efd46d5b-0cc47a6d17cc-ef5f6515051fff1d&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1959

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