As providers grapple with the effects of COVID-19, we continue to be your trusted partner, helping your business stay strong so you can focus on what’s most important – quality patient care. For important CMS updates, preparedness information, webinars, educational opportunities and many other resources to help you see your organization through this crisis, bookmark this page. Here’s the latest news:
- Sustaining telehealth post-pandemic: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and commercial payers rolled back regulations that previously prohibited widespread coverage and adoption of telehealth and virtual care, but the changes were temporary; when the pandemic ends, some of the benefits could as well. Given the current financial strain health systems are under due to the pandemic, if telehealth pay rates drop, will systems continue to offer services at the same level? This article explores that question.
- CMS issues guidelines for resuming non-emergency surgeries: Updated recommendations were released June 9, as states and localities begin to stabilize, and COVID-19-related healthcare demands decrease. Read more here.
- New analysis points to Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) boost early in COVID-19 crisis: Skilled nursing facilities received a 9% Medicare reimbursement boost during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis under PDPM, according to a new report.
- HHS releases $15B in COVID-19 relief funds to Medicaid providers: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release the funds to Medicaid providers that did not receive payments from the initial $50 billion in general allocations from the Provider Relief Fund, an initiative of the CARES Act that has already distributed billions to healthcare providers based on their historical Medicare reimbursements. Read more here.
- Employer guidance on COVID-19: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided guidance to employers on their rights and obligations and how they might have changed during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is urging home care and hospice organizations to access that information here.
We understand your commitment to provide the best care possible to your patients and communities. At eSolutions, we’re dedicated to ensuring you are reimbursed accurately and rapidly, providing world-class service and enabling access to solutions you need to strengthen your revenue health. If you have questions or concerns, we are available to assist you. Call us at 866.633.4726.