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  • NASDDDS COVID-19 Library of Topical Resources for States

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    NASDDDS has generated topical briefs immediately relevant to state I/DD systems as they coordinate responses to the COVID-19 global health crisis. These resources are offered to our membership along with intensive technical assistance. NASDDDS is providing these resources on our website in an effort to globally assist the response efforts. 

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  • State “Shelter-in-Place” and “Stay-at-Home” Orders

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    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of states and localities have issued workplace restrictions as part of their efforts to prevent the spread of the disease. These “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders vary in scope and duration, but generally require businesses not considered “essential” to close their physical offices and continue their operations remotely.

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  • Q&A Down Syndrome and COVID-19

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    A question and answer resource on COVID-19 and Down syndrome was published on Friday by a consortium of national Down syndrome organizations.

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  • COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin:  Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance regarding the enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The guidance offers numerous flexibilities to covered entities and business associates under the law during the declared public health emergency and nationwide emergency.

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  • CMS Issues Guidance on Enhanced FMAP

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    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week released FAQs addressing questions about the temporary 6.2 percentage point increase to each state’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Section 6008 of FFCRA provides the FMAP bump under section 1905(b) of the Social Security Act effective beginning January 1, 2020 and extending through the last day of the calendar quarter in which the public health emergency declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for COVID-19 , including any extensions, terminates.

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