As the national healthcare industry grapples with the effects of COVID-19, your world is changing rapidly. We continue to be your trusted partner, effectively helping you manage your revenue cycle while your organization focuses on patient care – saving you time and creating efficiencies where we can. For the coming weeks, we’ll send a brief, mid-day note each Wednesday, collecting the latest news to help you stay on top of critical issues surrounding our industry.
Through Medicare, CMS announced expanded telehealth coverage and will now pay providers for telehealth services across the U.S. Read more here.
CMS has also issued blanket waivers – including a rare 1135 waiver – to allow for the mobilization of resources and provider flexibility to respond quickly. Read more here and review the CMS COVID-19 Factsheet here.
The CDC published recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities. Read more here.
CMS issued FAQs on Essential Health Benefits Coverage to ensure individuals, issuers and states have clarity on coverage benefits for COVID-19. Read more here.
Home health agencies will now have OASIS flexibility. Read more here.