Dear Association Executives - Below, please find a summary of last night's national stakeholder call that was led by Kim Brandt, Deputy Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She read from the agency's fact sheet on the national emergency, which you received last night It was clear during the call that their focus is on hospitals and nursing homes. We are working on broadening their focus to include outpatient behavioral health facilities.
President & CEO
National Council for Behavioral Health
Direct: (202) 684-3749
DHCS in California just sent out this Guidance that "strongly urges" county plans to relax audits, staffing ratios, etc..
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