COVID-19 Resources

Guidance Specific to Home Health and Hospice

Vermont Medicaid Payments for Telephonic Services Furnished During the Emergency Response to COVID-19 - March 18, 2020
"Providing reimbursement at the same rate for medically necessary, clinically appropriate services . . . delivered by telephone as the rate currently established for Medicaid-covered services provided through telemedicine/face-to-face as long as the claim is submitted to Vermont Medicaid with a V3 modifier (to indicate 'service delivered via telephone, i.e. audio-only') and a place of service code of '99 – other.'"

Memo to Providers of Home-Based services Regarding COVID-19 - 3/17/20

Guidance on Home-Based Service Delivery (Definition of Essential Services) - 3/17/20

Supply memo to DAIL providers 3-17-2020

Federal COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet (Provides relief to Home Health Agencies on the timeframes related to OASIS Transmission. Allows Medicare Administrative Contractors to extend the auto-cancellation date of Requests for Anticipated Payment—RAPs—during emergencies.)

Updated Vermont Department of Health Screening Questions for Visitors

CMS Guidance for Home Health Agencies 03-10-20

CMS FAQ for Providers 03-10-20

CMS Guidance for Hospice Agencies 03-09-20

CMS Guidance for Nursing Homes (relevant to hospice services in facilities) 03-13-20

Vermont Guidance to Long-term Care Facilities (relevant to hospice services in facilities) 03-14-20

Vermont Recommended Precautions for In-home Caregivers 03-10-20

Executive Orders

Governor Phil Scott Orders Implementation of Child Care System For Personnel Essential to Covid-19 Response

State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 and National Guard Call-Out 03-13-20

State Resources

Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Page

Vermont Department of Disability, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) COVID-19 Resource Page (long-term care)

Federal Resources

CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings

CMS COVID-19 Resource Page

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Resource Page

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) COVID-19 Resource Page

National Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (NHPCO) COVID-19 Resource Page



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