CMS Takes Action Nationwide to Aggressively Respond to Coronavirus National Emergency
Mar 13, 2020
The Trump Administration today announced aggressive actions and regulatory flexibilities to help healthcare providers and states respond to and contain the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking these actions following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency due to COVID-19 earlier today.
“Following President Trump’s leadership during this health emergency, CMS is taking immediate steps to give our nation’s providers, healthcare facilities, and states maximum flexibility,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “It is vital that federal requirements designed for periods of relative calm do not hinder measures needed