New Resource from CMS OMH – Rural Crosswalk: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) has released a Rural Crosswalk: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 (also attached via Connect). This new resource documents all current COVID-19-related waivers and flexibilities issued by CMS that impact Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Critical Access Hospitals, rural hospitals generally, and long-term care facilities, and describes the significance of each provision for these rural providers and facilities. This new resource can be found here:…

The Crosswalk is divided into six sections for easy navigation:

  • Telehealth
  • CMS Hospitals Without Walls
  • Patients Over Paperwork
  • Workforce
  • Payment
  • Additional guidance

CMS OMH created the Rural Crosswalk to boost providers’ understanding of the many CMS regulatory waivers and new rules that have been issued in response to COVID-19 since the start of the emergency declaration.

For more information and resources for rural providers, please visit You can also contact us at or reach out to one of the CMS Regional Rural Health Coordinators.