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:
- New rules to support and expand COVID-19 diagnostic testing for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries: CMS has issued another round of sweeping regulatory waivers and rule changes to deliver expanded care to the nation’s seniors and provide flexibility to the healthcare system as America reopens.
- Trump orders formation of Nursing Home Quality, Safety Commission: President Trump announced the formation of a special nursing home task force that will convene in late May. The group will focus on three primary areas: protecting residents from COVID-19, ramping up authorities’ ability to identify and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in facilities, and improving compliance with infection control policies.
- CMS opens Medicare telehealth waivers to include therapists: More than a month after the federal government issued widespread waivers to expand telehealth coverage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, physical, occupational and speech therapists will
finally be able to provide remote interventions under Medicare.
- Additional insight into telemedicine post-COVID-19: The pandemic has shaken up the U.S. healthcare system, igniting fundamental changes to telemedicine that are likely to remain once the pandemic ends, according to a recent viewpoint article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Here are three insights to consider.