HEALTHCAREfirst believes sharing accurate information is one of the best ways to help protect your patients and staff by preventing and controlling the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 in your facilities and community. View the publicly available sources below with tips for your clients, your employees and business, and yourself. We’ll update this page as more information become available.

In addition, HEALTHCAREfirst recommends following the guidance issued by state and local health departments, and monitor the CDC and CMS Current Emergencies websites for the latest national information.

Resources

What you should know about the coronavirus disease 2020 (COVID-19)

Situation summary
Source: CDC

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Frequently asked questions about COVID-19
Source: CDC

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United States reporting cases to CDC
Source: CDC

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Regulatory guidance from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Frequently asked questions for healthcare providers regarding Medicare billing and payment
Source: CMS

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CMS suspension of survey activities to focus on infection prevention
Source: CMS

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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet.

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Guidance for infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in home health agencies
Source: CMS

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Guidance for infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in hospice agencies
Source: CMS

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Communication resources for public use

Fact sheets
Source: CDC

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Videos
Source: CDC

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Infographics
Source: WHO

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Buttons and badges
Source: CDC

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COVID-19 Risk Communication Package for Healthcare Facilities
Source: WHO

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