Above: Our COVID-19 Diaries Front Line Doc shows us the converted hospital cafeteria, ready to serve seriously ill COVID-19 patients.
Read the COVID-19 Interim Final Rule FAQs
As part of the CMS Hospital Without Walls initiative, for the duration of the COVID-19 PHE, hospitals can repurpose existing clinical (e.g., outpatient beds) and non-clinical space (e.g., cafeterias) for use as acute inpatient patient care areas to help address the urgent need to increase capacity.
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