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WVHA COVID-19 Alerts


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.
    Masks4WV
    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