On March 17, 2020 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to all Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations (POs) to protect the health and safety of Americans in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps people meet their healthcare needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility. CMS is putting out COVID-19 guidance to all types of healthcare providers and facilities. PACE is the latest area of focus because these organizations serve older adults who often have serious chronic medical conditions and therefore are at higher risk of serious illness from the virus.
You can find a copy of the press release here:: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-sends-guidance-programs-all-inclusive-care-elderly-pace-organizations
For a complete and updated list of CMS actions, and other information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.