Coronavirus update for Friday, May 29 as of 2:30 p.m.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In the past week CMS issued five section 1135 waivers to give states greater flexibility to serve their Medicaid beneficiaries during the COVID-19 public health emergency. It issued waivers to Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Vermont.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The CDC has issued emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for two specific commercial diagnostic tests for COVID-19 intended for self-collection in the home or in health care settings. Find them here and here.
- The CDC has published information on considerations when preparing for COVID-19 in assisted living facilities.
Federal Funding Opportunities for Hospitals
The National Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals has prepared a document that collects and presents in one place the various new federal funding opportunities for hospital resulting from legislation addressing the COVID-19 public health emergency. Find that document here.