CMS has issued a press release titled Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge that introduces and summarizes actions to increase hospital capacity, rapidly expand the healthcare workforce, put patients over paperwork, and further promote telehealth in Medicare. To locate these resources, see:
- The full press release, at https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-makes-sweeping-regulatory-changes-help-us-healthcare-system-address-covid-19.
- Details on COVID-19 waivers and guidance, on the CMS Coronavirus Waivers and Flexibilities web page at https://www.cms.gov/about-cms/emergency-preparedness-response-operations/current-emergencies/coronavirus-waivers.
- A summary of ESRD-specific waivers and flexibilities, at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-19-esrd-facilities.pdf.