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Listen to this webinar from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as they answer questions during office hours on April 14, 2020.


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 7:43AM

Listen to this webinar from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as they answer questions during office hours on April 9, 2020.


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Date Added: 04/08/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:35AM

This page holds all Partner Relations Group Podcasts, transcripts and audio recordings. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes open door forums and other presentations available as audio podcasts.


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Date Added: 04/21/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 11:06PM

On March 17, 2020, CMS expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that enables beneficiaries to receive a wider range of health care services from their doctors without having to travel to a health care facility.


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Date Added: 03/26/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:06AM

In order to increase cash flow to providers of services and suppliers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded its current Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers.


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Date Added: 03/30/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:26AM

On April 7, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts provided updates on recent actions taken to address the COVID-19 public health emergency.


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Date Added: 04/07/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:53AM

CMS prioritized and suspended certain federal and SSA surveys, and delayed revisit surveys, for three weeks beginning March 23, 2020.


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Date Added: 03/26/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:10AM

Here is a summary of recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) actions taken in response to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 03/26/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 10:13AM

Read the latest actions the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:36AM

Here is a list of CMS' new 1135 waivers to respond to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 03/31/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:07AM

Here is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) list of services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealt


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Date Added: 03/31/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:18AM

See these April 11, 2020, FAQs regarding implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), and other health coverage issues related to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 12:46PM

On April 3, 2020, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Deborah Birx, MD, White House Coronavirus Task Force, and officials from the FDA, CDC, and FEMA participated in a call on COVID-19 flexibilities.


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Date Added: 04/07/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:59AM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) compiled the best practices and lessons learned that communities have already faced fighting COVID-19


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Date Added: 04/03/2020
Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:52AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new tools to help speed states’ access to emergency flexibilities and resources.


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Date Added: 04/03/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:33PM

CMS announced the following blanket waivers are in effect, with a retroactive effective date of March 1, 2020, through the end of the emergency declaration.


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Date Added: 04/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 7:16AM

Several changes in the interim final rule with comment period allow additional Medicare payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued FAQs addressing Medicare fee-for-service billing issues.


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Date Added: 05/07/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 8:09PM

Here are CMS' frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) billing during COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:51AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are issuing new recommendations to state and local governments and long-term care facilities (also known as nursing homes) to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


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Date Added: 04/03/2020
Date Last Modified: May 6 2020 8:55AM

View this fact sheet for more information about flexibilities the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has afforded to home health agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 7:43PM

CMS provides guidance to states on how to apply for Section 1135 waivers through the Medicaid Disaster Response Tool Kit.


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Date Added: 04/03/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 2:02PM

Read about exceptions and extensions for Quality reporting requirements for acute care hospitals, PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care (LTC) hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC), renal dialysis facilities, and MIPS-eligible clinicians affected by COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 12:43PM

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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 1:43PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people with Medicare are at higher risk for COVID-19. Here are Medicare's latest resources to keep you up to date.


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Date Added: 03/27/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 9:11AM

This CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) video provides answers to common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:15AM

Watch this 24-minute video from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that provides updated answers to common questions about the expanded Medicare telehealth services benefit during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


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Date Added: 05/11/2020
Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 6:08PM

Email your COVID-19 questions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at Covid-19@cms.hhs.gov.


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Date Added: 04/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:37AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded its current Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers for the duration of the public health emergency


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Date Added: 04/08/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:24AM

Ensemble Health Partners provides the latest coding updates due to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/02/2020
Date Last Modified: May 11 2020 11:11AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a memo March 23, 2020, listing the prioritization of survey activities it will complete during the COVID-19 pandemic. This memo also lists the surveys it will not complete.


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Date Added: 04/29/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:43PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a fact sheet with additional guidance for health care providers and patients about the telehealth benefits in the agency’s Medicare program.


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Date Added: 03/27/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 9:23AM

Keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 04/13/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2020 1:36PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) official website has the latest resources related to COVID-19. It is updated regularly with clinical and technical announcements for providers and facilities, as well as guidance on billing and codes, coverage, provider enrollment and more.


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Date Added: 04/10/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2020 8:17AM