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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

This database provides information on privately and publicly funded clinical studies currently being conducted on coronavirus.


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Date Added: 04/21/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 9:58PM

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

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

This update from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides information on a new COVID-19 Clinical Trials Improvement Activity for eligible clinicians for the Quality Payment Program Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2020 performance period.


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Date Added: 05/01/2020
Date Last Modified: May 1 2020 3:12PM

Read this letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to learn about the COVID-19 Clinical Trials Improvement Activity to the Quality Payment Program.


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Date Added: 04/29/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2020 11:49PM

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

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

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a telehealth toolkit for general practitioners.


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Date Added: 03/23/2020
Date Last Modified: May 20 2020 11:54AM

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

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated guidance to include payment details for additional CPT codes created by the American Medical Association.


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Date Added: 05/24/2020
Date Last Modified: May 22 2020 3:51PM

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 7:59PM

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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

View this fact sheet for information on 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 8:02PM

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

Read this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fact sheet to learn more about the flexibilities afforded to clinicians to use telehealth visits with Medicare beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 6:58PM

CMS announced that clinicians can now provide more services to beneficiaries via telehealth so that clinicians can take care of their patients while mitigating the risk of the spread of the virus.


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Date Added: 04/06/2020
Date Last Modified: May 5 2020 9:33AM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing multiple flexibilities for the Quality Payment Program program in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Date Added: 04/21/2020
Date Last Modified: Apr 22 2020 10:06PM

View this fact sheet for more information about flexibilities the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has afforded to rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Date Added: 05/08/2020
Date Last Modified: May 7 2020 7:28PM

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

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