Coronavirus Tools & Resources for Healthcare and Compliance Professionals
Our primary goal during this time is to be proactive regarding the health and safety of our customers and our employees. We also remain committed to providing you with the same high level of service you have come to expect from us without interruption. We are making the below updates and resources available — at no charge — to support our customers and the broader healthcare community.
Last Updated: 09/14/2020
Updates on this page are indicated by an asterisk (*).
CMS Resources

CMS Manuals
Coverage & Payment Related to COVID-19
General Information
MLN Matters & Transmittals
  • CMS Transmittals
  • SE20015 New Waivers for Inpatient Prospective Payment System Hospitals, Long-Term Care Hospitals, and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities due to Provisions of the CARES Act - 04/27/2020
  • SE20011 Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
DHHS Resources

Federal Register
  • *Interim Final Rule, CMS-3401-IFC: Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – 09/02/2020
  • Interim Final Rule, CMS-5531-IFC: Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Basic Health Program, and Exchanges; Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Delay of Certain Reporting Requirements for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program - 05/08/2020
  • Notification of Enforcement Discretion – Rule: Enforcement Discretion Under HIPAA To Allow Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information by Business Associates for Public Health and Health Oversight Activities in Response to COVID-19 – 04/07/2020
  • Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-1744-IFC: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - 04/06/2020
OCR - HIPAA Guidance
Federal Laws & Regulations

Public Laws
42 USC - The Public Health and Welfare
  • Sec. 247d-3a: Improving State and local public health security
  • Sec. 247d-3b: Partnerships for State and regional hospital preparedness to improve surge capacity
  • Sec. 247d-3c: Guidelines for regional health care emergency preparedness and response systems
  • Sec. 247d-4: Facilities and capacities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sec. 1320b-5: Authority to waive requirements during national emergencies
42 CFR - Public Health
  • Sec. 489.24: Special Responsibilities of Medicare hospitals in emergency cases.

Federal Agency Resources

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