Benefits & Funding


Resources for Benefits and Funding During COVID-19

  • CMS April 7th COVID-19 Medicare Learning Network call recording and transcript
  • Fact sheet: Telehealth Coverage Policies During COVID-19 | Center for Connected Health Policy
  • Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare—administered by CMS—will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country. For more information see this fact sheet.
  • CMS released recordings and transcripts of COVID-19 calls with stakeholders.
  • CMS Updates FAQs for Medicaid and CHIP: CMS released updated FAQs that address issues raised by states over the prior few days. The document includes answers to questions related to the flexibilities CMS is affording to states in managed care, benefits, financing, 1115 demonstrations, and leveraging “1135” waivers offered as part of the President’s declaration of a national emergency. States may submit questions to CMS through their state leads. The FAQs can be found here.
  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (CMS)
  • Medical Payment for Medical Services Related to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | State of California’s Department of Health Care Services