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FSSA Division of Aging
The Division of Aging want to remind providers that it also issues guidance (in addition to ISDH).  Listed below are the guidance materials released to date by the DA, and all FSSA COVID-19 announcements can be found  here , and to receive all Aging updates  please click here.

CMS / Federal
CMS call with Nursing Homes, Wednesday, April 8th at 4:30 PM EST.
CMS leadership will provide updates on the agency’s latest guidance and we will be joined by leaders in the field interested in sharing best practices with their peers.
 
Dial-in details below. Conference lines are limited, so we highly encourage you to join via audio webcast, either on your computer or smartphone web browser. You are welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues and membership.
 
Wednesday, April 8th from 4:30 – 5:00 PM EST
Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820
Conference ID: 6798274
 
CMS is hosting a call on telehealth in Medicare on April 8, 2020 - 1:30 – 2:30 EST
Dial-in Information
1-888-455-1397
Participant passcode: 3535324
Dial in 15 minutes ahead of time.

CMS has also released a video (view here) providing answers to common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit. CMS is expanding this benefit on a temporary and emergency basis under the 1135 waiver authority and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. 
 
HHS - Seema Verma announced the first week’s spending on Accelerated/Advance Payments under Medicare.
ISDH Updates
ISDH invites all LTC members to participate in a standing call every Thursdays from Noon-1:00 Eastern to address successes and challenges, and to share information directly with staff from ISDH. 

(PLEASE try to listen via your computer speakers as phone lines maybe limited)
Or dial 888-392-4560, code 73760#
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