| Mar 23, 2020

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and Long-Term Care (LTC)

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SHVS/Manatt Health.State Medicaid and CHIP Strategies to Respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis  This expert perspective, written by experts at Manatt Health, discusses strategies state Medicaid and CHIP agencies can pursue as part of their response to COVID-19.

SHVS/Manatt Health Responding to COVID-19: State Strategies for Medicaid and Commercial Health Insurance Oversight  Webinar recording and slide deck from webinar hosted on March 18, 2020.




CMS.  Long-Term Care Nursing Homes Telehealth and Telemedicine Toolkit 

CMS.  Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities  This page includes federal background information on Section 1135 waivers and a CMS-developed template for states and territories. 

CMS. Federal Disaster Resources  This page catalogs CMS’s approved COVID-19 State Section 1135 waivers. 

CMS. 1115 Application Process  This page includes guidance and a template for COVID-19 1115 waiver demonstrations. 

CMS.  Emergency Preparedness and Response for Home and Community Based (HCBS) 1915(c) Waivers This page includes 1915(c) Waiver Appendix K templates, instructions, and CMS ‘s approved COVID-19 State Appendix K documents. 

Kaiser Family Foundation.  Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker: Approved State Actions to Address COVID-19  This page includes details on Section 1135 waivers and 1915 (c) Waiver Appendix K strategies.



CMS/CMCS. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for State Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies  These updated FAQs for state Medicaid and CHIP agencies address available resources for emergency preparedness and response efforts, and flexibilities related to eligibility and enrollment, benefits, cost-sharing, financing, and workforce.

CMS. Information for PACE Organizations Regarding Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CMS. Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Home Health Agencies (HHAs)

CMS. Frequently Asked Questions for State Survey Agency and Accrediting Organization Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Survey Suspension 

CMS. Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by Hospice Agencies

CMS. COVID-19 Resources for States Compilation of resources for state on Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, including transcripts and recordings of all-state calls.

CMS. Podcasts and Transcripts: COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls Recordings and transcripts of CMS calls on COVID-19 with states and other stakeholders.



Manatt Health. Summary of Healthcare Provisions of COVID-19 Stimulus Package #3 (CARES Act)



California.  DHCS COVID‑19 Response  CA developed a robust, centralized COVID-19 resource page that provides guidance related to providers, HCBS, and federal requests/waivers.