Various federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), have been continually providing new COVID-19 guidance. Please click on any of the category cards below to find the latest guidance and government requirements you should be following.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has also put together a resource describing the major provisions of the stimulus bill (the CARES Act) as well as other fact sheets that highlight the major regulatory actions that affect physicians. Please click here to view AMA's materials.
CMS posted a letter to clinicians that outlines a summary of actions CMS has taken to increase flexibility and reduce unnecessary regulatory barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The summary includes information about telehealth and virtual visits, accelerated and advanced payments, and recent waiver information.
ACEP will continue to track federal agency announcements and will update this page with information that impact emergency physicians. You can find ACEP's current federal policy priorities here.