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View this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services webpage for resources to assist with managing patient surge due to COVID-19.


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Date Added: 05/28/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 6:23PM

View this fact sheet for information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) flexibilities to fight COVID-19.


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 7:56PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new rules April 30, 2020, to support and expand COVID-19 diagnostic testing for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.


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Date Added: 05/04/2020
Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 10:51PM

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

This page holds all COVID-19 podcasts, transcripts and audio recordings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


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Date Added: 03/19/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 8:51AM

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced April 15, 2020, that it increased the payment for high-production coronavirus lab tests.


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Date Added: 04/17/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2020 9:27PM

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

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program developed this page to share resources to prevent and treat COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, as it spreads throughout the United States.


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Date Added: 03/18/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 9:13AM

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 Releases Additional Blanket Waivers for Long-Term Care Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Intermediate Care Facilities.


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Date Added: 04/19/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:50AM

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

Learn more about the flexibilities the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced for inpatient rehabilitation facilities during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


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Date Added: 05/12/2020
Date Last Modified: May 12 2020 5:37PM

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

This newly published fact sheet provides state and local governments developing alternate care sites with information on how to seek payments through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs.


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Date Added: 05/27/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 9:37AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that independent freestanding emergency departments can provide care to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries during the COVID-19 public health emergency.


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Date Added: 04/23/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 23 2020 9:40PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued frequently asked questions clarifying requirements and considerations for hospitals and other providers related to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Date Added: 05/04/2020
Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 10:58PM

Read this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fact sheet to learn more about the flexibilities afforded to hospital outpatient departments to offer telehealth services, and to allow hospitals to provide services in other sites in response to COVID-19 as part of the CMS Hospital Without Walls initiative.


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 7:04PM

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

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


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 7:37PM

View this fact sheet for more information about flexibilities the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has afforded to long-term care hospitals and extended neoplastic disease care hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 7:34PM

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes that allow hospitals and health systems to deliver services at other locations to make room for COVID-19 patients needing acute care in their main facility. CMS’s announcement also waives certain requirements to enable and encourage hospitals to hire local physicians and other providers to address potential surges. New rules allow hospitals to support physician practices by transferring critical equipment, including items used for telehealth, as well as providing meals and childcare for their health care workers.


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Date Added: 03/30/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 8:00AM

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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

Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Scoring, Payment Adjustment, and Hardship Information webpage for detailed information.


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Date Added: 05/04/2020
Date Last Modified: May 4 2020 11:04PM

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

View this fact sheet for more information about flexibilities the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has afforded to teaching hospitals, teaching physicians and medical residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 7:22PM

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

Read this Health Affairs blog post to learn more about the recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) policy changes and what it means for health care professionals on the front lines.


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Date Added: 05/07/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 8:13PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published this fact sheet.


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Date Added: 03/19/2020
Date Last Modified: May 28 2020 9:15AM