Published: March 12, 2020; Last Updated: May 11, 2020
Evolent continues to closely monitor the outbreak and spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 has been declared a national public health emergency by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, and a national emergency under the Stafford Act. The health of the public, patients, physicians and other clinical and administrative staff is of the utmost importance. This Resource Center provides links to several key resources from federal agencies to support your efforts. We encourage you to frequently check these resources to ensure you have the most up-to-date guidance. You should also be aware of announcements, legal requirements and guidance issued by your state and locality, as they may vary.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- What health care personnel should know about caring for patients with confirmed or possible COVID-19 infection
- Answers to frequently asked questions from health care providers
- Evaluation of patients under investigation
- Collection and submission of specimens
- Infection control and clinical care guidance
- Resources for health care personnel with potential exposure
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment (CDC)
- Directory of State Health Departments (CDC)
- Directory of Local Health Departments (National Association of City and County Health Officials)
Non-Emergent, Elective Medical Services and Treatment Recommendations
On April 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its recommendations to postpone non-essential surgeries and other procedures to conserve critical health care resources and limit exposure of patients and staff to COVID-19. The recommendations were developed in collaboration with medical societies and associations.
CMS Partner Toolkit
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued specific guidance on COVID-19 screening, treatment and transfer procedures; limits on nursing home visitation, delaying elective procedures and re-opening facilities. These and other CMS resources are located in this CMS Partner Toolkit.