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Modified: 7/9/2020
This edition includes information on how to reduce provider burden; a COVID-19 alternate care site toolkit; nursing home training series webcasts; and more.
Modified: 7/7/2020
View this special edition on a proposed rule for ESRD PPS and flexibilities for RHCs and FQHCs during the public health emergency.
Modified: 7/2/2020
This edition includes information on expanding coverage policy; ABN form renewal; nursing home training series webcasts; and more.
Modified: 6/26/2020
View this special edition on Medicare coverage of COVID-19 SNF benefit period waivers, an HHA proposed rule, and and end to nursing home blanket waivers
Modified: 6/25/2020
This edition includes information on a new call to action based on new COVID-19 data; a reminder about prior authorization beginning July 1; and more.
Modified: 6/22/2020
View this special edition on Medicare coverage of COVID-19 testing for nursing home residents and patients.
Modified: 6/18/2020
This edition includes information on COVID-19 diagnostic laboratory test billing for clinician services and more.
Modified: 6/11/2020
This edition includes information on nursing home COVID-19 data; reopening health care facilities; new laboratory data reporting guidelines for COVID-19 testing; prior authorization process; and more.
Modified: 6/4/2020
This edition includes information on ICD-10-PCS procedure codes for 2020; enhanced enforcement actions from the Trump administration; and more.
Modified: 6/2/2020
View this special edition on using the CR modifier and DR condition code.
Modified: 5/31/2020
CMS has developed an FAQ document based on questions received from providers regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Note: The first link was revised March 10, 2020.
Modified: 5/31/2020
Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare—administered by CMS—will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country.
Modified: 5/31/2020
CMS has developed a second HCPCS code that can be used by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests to help increase testing and track new cases.
Modified: 5/31/2020
CMS calls on all health care providers to activate infection control practices and issues guidance to inspectors as they inspect facilities affected by coronavirus.
Modified: 5/29/2020
View this special edition on additional frequently asked questions regarding recent COVID-19-related waivers.
Modified: 5/28/2020
This edition includes information on managing patient surge; the MDPP; a COVID-19 call regarding lessons from the front lines; and more.
Modified: 5/21/2020
This edition includes information on additional waivers; COVID-19 calls; MLN Matters articles; and more.
Modified: 5/20/2020
View this special edition on payment for lab test; reopening nursing homes; lab and ambulance claims; and more.
Modified: 5/18/2020
View this special edition on a nursing home toolkit; telephone evaluation and management visits; upcoming calls; and more.
Modified: 5/14/2020
This edition includes information on IPPS/LTCH PPS 2021 proposed rule; COVID-19 calls and events; articles; and more.
Modified: 5/13/2020
View this special edition on additional waivers; price transparency; and a CMS letter to nursing home facility management and staff.
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