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COVID-19 News & Updates

Please find the COVID-19 updates offered in March 2020, listed below.

Updates for Staff

COVID-19 Updates


For Staff
March 31 Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge
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Additional background information on the waivers and rule changes 
For more information on the COVID-19 waivers and guidance, and the Interim Final Rule, please go to the CMS COVID-19 flexibilities webpage
March 27 Screening and Triage at Intake: Screening Dialysis Patients for COVID-19
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COVID-19 Outpatient Dialysis Facility Preparedness Assessment Tool
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Critical clarification from CMS: PD catheter and vascular access placement is essential
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March 20

CMS Releases Telehealth Toolkits for General Practitioners and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Providers
View General Practitioners Toolkit
View ESRD Providers Toolkit

March 16 Network and CMS recommends virtual patient engagement to limit exposure to COVID-19
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March 5 CMS announced today that providers can start billing for telehealth today!  
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