Coronavirus: Sharing the latest news & resources

As cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to spread, we are working with national and local agencies to ensure you receive the most up-to-date guidance.

View the latest guidance from CMS, CDC, and others.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS Announces Actions Address Spread of Coronavirus by calling on all health care providers to activate infection control practices and issues guidance to inspectors as they inspect facilities affected by Coronavirus.

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Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is tracking the COVID-19 spread in real-time in an interactive dashboard with data available for download.

Information from your local health department

Rhode Island

RI EOHHS has promulgated several emergency amendments to the RI Medicaid regulations to ensure that during the COVID-19 emergency, Medicaid members continue to receive medically necessary, Medicaid-covered services while minimizing exposure to the virus. These amendments will be in effect temporarily. The amendments include:

  • Delay post eligibility verification
  • Delay adverse actions on our members eligibility if someone experiences a change in eligibility
  • Extend the time for 12-month reviews of person-centered plans
  • Extend level of care authorizations
  • Modify level of care determination assessment procedures
  • Limit NEMT to only those appointments that are critical to the member’s health, if needed given staffing shortages

View the EOHHS State regulations. The specific regulations temporarily amended are:

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