COVID-19 Resource Links

Federal Government COVID-19 Compliance Resource Links for Providers, Medicaid Administrators, and State Mental Health Agencies

Presidential Emergency Powers

Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121 et seq. Updated
June 2019


National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. § 1601


COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet, March 13


COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers, Updated May 15 NEW

Medicaid Waivers & Flexibilities in Fighting the Coronavirus


Inventory of Medicaid and CHIP Flexibilities and Authorities in the Event of a Disaster, August 20, 2018


Fact Sheet: Coverage and Benefits Related to COVID-19: Medicaid and CHIP, March 5


COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP Agencies, Updated March 18


1115 Waiver Opportunity and Application Checklist, CMS, March 22


1135 Waiver Checklist, CMS, March 22


1915(c) Appendix K Template, CMS, March 22


Medicaid Disaster State Plan Amendment Template, CMS, March 22



Medicaid Payment for COVID-19 Services


Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Increased FMAP FAQs, CMS, March 24



Medicare and COVID-19

Medicare COVID-19 FAQs, March 6


State Survey Agency Guidance on Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)
Requirements and Implications Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
, March 9



COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief FAQs, CMS, March 22


CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities
Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19
, CMS, March 22



Telehealth and Privacy


Bulletin: HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus, Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights: February



COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a
Nationwide Public Health Emergency
, March 2020


Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the
COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
, March 17


COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance, SAMHSA, March 19



Telehealth and Medicaid Payment


Telehealth and Medicare Payment

Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & Fact Sheet, March 17


Coverage and Payment Related to COVID-19 in Medicare, March 5


CMS Memo to All Medicare Advantage Organizations, Part D Sponsors, and
Medicare-Medicaid Plans on COVID-19
, March 10


OIG Policy Statement Regarding Physicians and Other Practitioners That Reduce or Waive Amounts Owed by Federal Health Care Program Beneficiaries for Telehealth
Services During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
, HHS Office of the Inspector General, March 17


Interim Final Rule: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, March 30


Infection Control


State Survey Agency Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes
, Revised March 13


State Survey Agency Guidance: Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel
Coronavirus Illness (2019-nCoV)
, February 6


Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of
COVID-19 in the United States
, February 29


Information for PACE Organizations Regarding Infection Control and Prevention of
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
, March 17


SAMHSA Fact Sheet: Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An
Infectious Disease Outbreak
, March 16



Private Insurance Coverage of Testing, Treatment, and Preventive Services for Coronavirus

FAQs on Essential Health Benefit Coverage and the Coronavirus (COVID-19), March 12


FAQs on Catastrophic Plan Coverage and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), March 18



Opioid Treatment and COVID-19

SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Program Guidance, March 16


DEA Information on Telemedicine, January 31


Drug Enforcement Administration Letter to SAMHSA on Permitted Doorstep Deliveries of
Take-Home Medications by Narcotics Treatment Programs to Quarantined Patients
, March 16


Drug Enforcement Administration Registrant Guidance on Early Refills of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the COVID-19 Emergency, March 2020

Communicating in a Crisis: Risk Communication Guidelines for Public Officials, SAMHSA, October 2019



Treating the Homeless

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among
People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
, March 22



CDC: Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 22


Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Exchange Webinar: Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners, March 10


Each of the Following March 2020 Toolkits was Prepared by the Cloudburst Group for the Department of Housing and Urban Development: Infectious Disease Toolkits for Continuum of Care:



Responses to Congressional COVID-19-Related Legislation


Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Increased FMAP FAQs, CMS, March 24


Notice of Designation of Scarce Materials or Threatened Materials Subject to COVID-19 Hoarding Prevention Measures Under Executive Order 13910 and Section 102 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, Department of Health and Human Services, March 26



Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19


States Waiving In-State Licensing Requirement for Telehealth


Peer-Led Recommendations for Supporting Individuals Receiving Care in State Psychiatric Facilities during the COVID-19 Crisis


State Mental Health Authority COVID-19 Websites





COVID-19 § 1135 Medicaid Waiver Links






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