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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Health Care Professionals

The Nebraska Hospital Association is working closely with Nebraska DHHS, the CDC, CMS, AHA and other federal, state and local partners to respond to this challenge and to make sure hospitals and health systems have the most up-to-date information and resources.

The following tools include resources and developments related to COVID-19:

Waivers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a broad package of blanket regulatory waivers, as permitted under Section 1135 and other provisions of the Social Security Act, applicable to certain providers. In addition, Nebraska's 1135 Waiver request has been approved. These waivers are effective retroactively to March 1, 2020.

CMS Blanket Waiver
Summary | More Information

Nebraska’s Approved Waiver Request
Waiver | FAQs

For questions, please contact Mike Feagler (mfeagler@nebraskahospitals.org) or Andy Hale (ahale@nebraskahospitals.org)
 

Governor Ricketts Executive Orders

Executive Order 20-10 Healthcare Practitioners
Executive Order 20-12 Healthcare Facilities
Telehealth

 

Information and Resources


DHHS Informational Calls for Infection Prevention Guidance - Acute Healthcare Facilities

Monday, Wednesday, Fridays at 12:00 p.m. CT

Purpose: To provide guidance on infection prevention for COVID-19 relating to acute care facilities

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health (DPH) is hosting a series of informational calls to discuss infection prevention and guidance for COVID-19. These calls will take place Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 12:00 p.m. CT for the next four weeks (through April 3). There is no obligation to attend these meetings, but more to provide updated guidance and answer any questions acute healthcare facilities may have.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (recurring) | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT
Dial-In Number: (415) 655-0003
Meeting Number: 924 627 702
WebEx Link
Meeting Password (for Webex Link): ACU20


DHHS Recordings


Department of Homeland Security/FEMA Conference Calls
You are invited to attend a business and infrastructure partners call concerning the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), hosted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery Logistics Management Directorate.

The teleconference will include an overview of the current situation, a discussion on supply chain issues, updates from available regions or sectors, and will conclude with an open forum for questions and information sharing.

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays (until further notice)
Time: 2:00 p.m. CT
Dial-In #: 1-800-593-7177
Passcode/PIN: 7963614

The conference line will open 10 minutes prior to the call. Business and Infrastructure partners are also invited to access the FEMA NBEOC dashboard via this link

Please contact the CISA Integrated Operations Coordination Center (CIOCC) watch if you have any questions.