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WVHA COVID-19 Alerts

June 15, 2020

    Reminder: Deadline is 9 p.m. ET Today, June 15, for Hospitals to Submit Data to HHS to Help Determine Distribution of Some CARES Act Funds

June 11, 2020

    Updated PEIA COVID-19 Policy

June 08, 2020

    WV Health Alert #168: Expanding Testing for COVID-19 and Clinician-Suspected Re-infection

June 02, 2020

    HHS Seeks Updated Data to Inform Remdesivir Allocation

May 26, 2020

    HHS Extends Deadline for Attestation, Acceptance of Terms and Conditions for Emergency Fund Payments to 90 Days
    Palmetto GBA COVID-19 Updates

May 19, 2020

    Contact Your Senators and Urge Them to Support Hospitals and Health Systems — As Well As Their Caregivers and Patients — in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

May 18, 2020

    HHS Cancels its Data Collection Deadline Scheduled for Today, May 18, to Inform Remdesivir Distribution

May 15, 2020

    Next Deadline for HHS-requested Data to Inform Remdesivir Distribution is Monday, May 18
    Face Mask Friday

May 14, 2020

    Updated COVID-19 Pathways to Recovery
    Testing and Treatment for Uninsured in WV

May 13, 2020

    Webinar to Discuss COVID-19 Hospital Funding & Other Related Issues

May 12, 2020

    WV Air National Guard to Honor COVID-19 Healthcare Workers with Hospital Flyovers

May 11, 2020

    CMS Issued Additional Blanket Waivers on May 8, 2020

May 08, 2020

    National Hospital Week: Time to Celebrate Healthcare Heroes
    HHS Extends Deadline for Attestation to 45 Days
    CMS Issues New COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP Agencies

May 06, 2020

    COVID-19 Small Business Update
    AHA Action Alert Outlining the Next COVID-19 Legislative Package

May 05, 2020

    New AHA Resource for Members on Pathways to Recovery
    New AHA Report Finds Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Hospitals & Health Systems to be Over $200 Billion Through June

May 04, 2020

    CDC Updates Symptom-Based Strategy to Discontinue Isolation for Persons with COVID-19
    CMS Issues FAQ for EMTALA
    CMS Releases Additional Waivers for COVID-19

April 30, 2020

    Message from WVDHHR Cabinet Secretary Crouch Regarding Rescinding of Previous Directives on Provision of Healthcare Services - COVID-19

April 29, 2020

    HRSA Hosts April 30 Webinar on COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal

April 28, 2020

    WV Medicaid Policy Announcement
    COVID-19 Uninsured Billing/Registration by HRSA
    CMS to Host Three Calls for Providers this Week on COVID-19
    AHA Expresses Concern with HHS’ Distribution of Emergency Funds, Urges Department to Take Immediate Steps to Target Funds to Hospitals and Health Systems

April 23, 2020

    URGENT: HHS Extends Deadline to Submit Data Related to Funding for COVID-19 High Impact Areas

April 22, 2020

    HHS Announces Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
    COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

April 21, 2020


April 20, 2020

    Governor Says Elective Surgeries Among First Activities to Resume
    CMS Issues Updated Guidance for Providing Non-emergent, Non-COVID-19 Health Care
    USDA Offers Temporary Payment Deferrals for the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program

April 17, 2020

    President Trump's Guidelines for "Opening Up America Again"
    COVID-19 Part B Virtual Services
    HHS Opens CARES Act Emergency Fund Attestation Portal
    Governor Justice Orders All Nursing Home Residents and Staff Statewide to be Tested for COVID-19

April 16, 2020

    COVID-19 Financial and Billing Requirements FFA and CARES Act
    Federal Legislation Resources Including the CARES Act
    CMS Increases Medicare Payment for High-Production Coronavirus Lab Tests
    AHA Urges HHS to Distribute Substantial Additional Emergency Funds in an Expedited Manner
    CMS to Host Call on COVID-19 for Physicians, Clinical Leaders Friday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET
    Microsoft offering FREE cybersecurity AccountGuard to hospitals until COVID-19 pandemic subsides

April 13, 2020

    WVHA Sends Request to Governor for Liability Protection
    BMS COVID-19 Specimen Collection Billing Guideline Update Posted
    Deferral of Employment Tax Deposits and Payments Through December 31, 2020

April 10, 2020

    CMS Releases Additional Waivers for COVID-19
    HHS Distributes $30 Billion to Providers as Part of CARES Act Emergency Fund
    Reminder: COVID-19 Testing for the Uninsured
    COVID-19 and Death Certification Webinar
    Emergency Use Authorization on the Decontamination and Reuse of N95s
    CMS Updated Guidance on Non-Emergent Medical Services and Treatment
    CDC Updated Guidance

April 09, 2020

    PEIA Updates COVID-19 Policy
    CDC Weekly COVID-19 Key Messages Updated April 8, 2020

April 08, 2020

    WV Healthcare Workforce Professional Licensing Board Guidance
    WVHA Releases a Financial Relief Tracker
    COVID-19 Discounts and Offers for Front-line Healthcare Workers
    UPDATED: COVID-19 Information and Resources

April 07, 2020

    CMS Clinician Summary
    NAMD Requests CMS Permit an 1115 Waiver
    Frequently Asked Questions

April 06, 2020

    AHA Urges HHS and CMS to Take Action on Advanced/Accelerated Payment Programs, Waivers, Telehealth and LTCH Provisions
    CDC Releases New Recommendations for Cloth Face Covers
    CDC Launches COVIDView

April 03, 2020

    COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Guidance
    CMS Clarifies Accelerated/Advanced Payment Programs
    New WV DHHR Website and COVID-19 Dashboard

April 02, 2020

    WVHA CARES Act Financial Summary
    Optimizing Ventilator Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    FDA Revises Blood Donor Eligibility Recommendations to Increase Blood Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic
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April 01, 2020

    Response Efforts Continue with Governor, Administration
    PEIA Creates DRG Add-on for COVID-19
    Governor Announces Delay in WV's Primary Election
    Navigating the Challenges of COVID-19 for Boards
    UPDATED: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

March 31, 2020

    Medicaid 1135 Waiver Approvals
    Governor Justice Issues Order Suspending all Elective Medical Procedures
    Free COVID-19 Course for All State Hospital Association Membership
    Frequently Asked Questions

March 30, 2020

    Tool for the Optimization of PPE - COVID-19 Alert
    CMS Accelerated Payment Information
    CDC Weekly COVID-19 Key Messages updated March 29, 2020
    Frequently Asked Questions

March 27, 2020

    House Passes the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
    Medicare Expansion of Telehealth Services
    Frequently Asked Questions

March 26, 2020

    UPDATED: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources
    Message from WVDHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill Crouch
    Message from State Health Officer Dr. Cathy Slemp Re: COVID-19
    Additional Resources on the Conservation of PPE
    Updated CDC Guidance Documents for Healthcare Facilities

March 25, 2020

    Hand Sanitizer Shortage
    MS-DRG Grouper to Recognize New COVID-19 ICD-10 Diagnosis Code
    COVID-19 Executive Orders Issued by Governor Justice
    Update re: Childcare for Healthcare Workers
    CMS Conducting only Certain Surveys Due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

    Senator Capito Hears from West Virginia Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals on Coronavirus Concerns
    Congresswoman Miller Supports WV Hospitals
    AHA, AMA, ANA Open Letter Encouraging People to Stay Home

March 23, 2020

    Governor Justice Issues “Stay At Home” Order for All West Virginians
    Daily Updates in the Continuum Hospital Preparedness Tracking System (HPTS)
    Negotiations Continue on COVID-19 Federal Legislation
    Recommendations on Restricting Visitation due to COVID-19 Outbreak
    Exceptions and Exemptions for CMS Quality Measurement Program Reporting
    Resources for Conservation PPE Strategies

March 21, 2020

    Governor Justice to Hold Statewide Address on COVID-19 Tonight at 7 p.m.
    Suspension of Routine DNV GL Healthcare Surveys
    New Diagnosis Code for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

March 20, 2020

    Manchin Hears from West Virginia Hospitals Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
    UPDATED: PEIA Policy for COVID-19
    Policy Update for WVCHIP

March 19, 2020

    National Healthcare Association Letter to Congressional Leadership Seeking Additional Funding
    Updated CDC Guidance for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens
    CDC Guidance on Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE
    CMS Issues Guidance on Cancelling Elective Procedures

March 18, 2020

    Medicare Expansion of Telehealth Services
    Updated PEIA Policy Regarding Telehealth and Coverage
    OIG Policy Statement on Telehealth Services
    WV Medicaid Telehealth Guidance
    West Virginia Board of Pharmacy COVID-19 Update
    WV CHIP COVID-19 Policy

March 17, 2020

    Gov. Justice, Health Officials to Hold Statewide Address on COVID-19 Tonight at 6 p.m.
    Statement from the West Virginia Hospital Association Regarding COVID-19 and Hospital Capacity
    CDC Update
    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Telehealth
    The Joint Commission is Suspending All Regular Surveying
    CPT Releases New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Code & Description for Testing
    WV Medicaid Max Script Days Limits Changed to 90 Days for Non-Controlled Maintenance Medications