Federal COVID-19 Guidance Roundup for Behavioral Health Providers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several federal agencies have issued guidance and processes to help behavioral health providers. We will continue to update this list. 

COVID19.gov is the central federal website. 

  • The HHS Office for Civil Rights provides guidance on protecting patients, civil rights, sharing patient information to first responders and telehealth during COVID 19. Read their latest COVID-19 guidance.

  • The HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued extensive guidance and numerous waivers to help Medicare and Medicaid providers to efficiently treat patients during this time. There is guidance for infection control, suspension of routine surveys, billing and coding and many other topics relevant to health care providers. Read their latest COVID-19 guidance

  • The HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is the enforcement arm of the HHS. They have developed guidance to prevent fraud, address infectious disease preparedness and response and telehealth cost sharing. Read their latest COVID-19 guidance.

  • The HHS Indian Health Services provides guidance for tribal health services, FAQs and updated news related to coronavirus impact. Read their latest COVID-19 guidance.

Additional Federal Agency COVID-19 Specific Websites: