With the growing COVID-19 concern brewing around us, here are some rural-relevant resources that might be helpful.Additional updates, resources and information will be added to this page as they become available…
Visit the CMS Current Emergencies landing page for Medicare and Medicaid related COVID-19 information. CMS has issued several guidance announcements and “special” announcements in the last few weeks dealing with this and many other potential challenges our providers may face.
Several additional resources – from assistance with supply chain to potential payroll tax reductions – are being introduced every day. Sometimes more than once a day. Keep an eye out to pertinent information that might be relevant to providers and stakeholders in your state.
CMS – Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 every Friday, 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern This call series is an opportunity for CMS officials to hear directly from physicians and other clinical leaders as they share their experiences, best practices, strategies, and insights related to COVID-19. These calls are held weekly on Fridays at 12:30 PM Eastern and specific topics vary. To join the calls: Participant Dial-In: (877) 251-0301 Access Code: 8672948 Webcast Streaming
We are about preparation not panic. Please reach out to Tammy Norville (firstname.lastname@example.org), NOSORH Technical Assistance Director, with questions, for discussion or for additional assistance.
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NOSORH is hosting weekly listening sessions with the 50 State Offices of Rural Health to identify the challenges and opportunities that SORH are hearing from their constituents. These reports document the resulting identified rural challenges and concerns, innovative rural strategies, opportunities for collaboration, needed rural resources, and identified areas of concern or suggestions for SORH-managed federal programs.
Communications and Stakeholder Outreach
Rural Community-based Responses
Rural Health Care Infrastructure
Looking to share your rural successes, challenges or concerns? Rural stakeholders can send an email directly to HRSA at RuralCOVIDemail@example.com