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

Office Hours:

Tuesday, September 8th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 6196045

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=ea4e817f-b61b886c-ea4eb040-0cc47adb5650-2196b9b66c76a3f2&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2494

Tuesday, September 22nd at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 2409459

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=805c8050-dc08a97b-805cb16f-0cc47a6d17cc-c3a7096ff6c10a69&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2499

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, September 8th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 4165236 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=d152939b-8d079a88-d152a2a4-0cc47adb5650-6ac234cdcf1530b5&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2484 

Tuesday, September 22nd at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 1169237 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=656e2b63-393b22b3-656e1a5c-0cc47a6a52de-0d04f923a50833b3&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2489 

Nursing Homes (twice a month on Wednesday at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, September 9th at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5475686 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=48d90a59-148d1325-48d93b66-0cc47adc5fa2-b3c6f167a0366d03&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2504

Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5839938 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=17d68a30-4b82a31b-17d6bb0f-0cc47a6d17cc-4dbada66ff7c346b&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2509

Dialysis Organizations (twice a month on Wednesday at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, September 9th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 6925269 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=9e8863d7-c2dd6ac4-9e8852e8-0cc47adb5650-afa176fc29bedd5f&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2514

Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 7026727 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=eeb2fc25-b2e7f536-eeb2cd1a-0cc47adb5650-edfc97d85a48445c&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2519

Nurses (twice a month on Thursday at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, September 10th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5767207 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=a1375257-fd634b2b-a1376368-0cc47adc5fa2-cd874e0813c660bc&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2524

Thursday, September 24th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 5872398 Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=ce689e54-923d9784-ce68af6b-0cc47a6a52de-85a0dbbaacca8493&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2529

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.

Next Lessons from the Front Lines:

Friday, September 18th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 4446447

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=065ed0a0-5a0af98b-065ee19f-0cc47a6d17cc-ed58c8904d5bd65d&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2479

For the most current information including call schedule changes, please click here

To keep up with the important work the White House Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=36fa2226-6aae0b0d-36fa1319-0cc47a6d17cc-2d06c219f858d641&u=http://www.coronavirus.gov/. For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.