Fact Sheet on Developing Hospital Alternate Care Sites (ACS)

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released instructions for State and local governments, hospitals, and other providers to obtain payments for inpatient and outpatient care furnished at an alternate care site through CMS programs – Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  An ACS is any building or structure of opportunity that is temporarily converted for healthcare use.  Urban and rural governments and providers may use these structures to expand capacity for providing care during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Read more here.