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Modified: 5/19/2022
This edition includes information on biosimilars, PECOS scroll functionality, addressing mental health disparities, and more.
Modified: 5/12/2022
This edition includes information on the ambulance prior authorization model expansion, Medicare cards without full names, biosimilars curriculum for teachers, and more.
Modified: 5/5/2022
This edition includes information on free, over-the-counter COVID-tests from participating providers, the upcoming CMS National Provider Enrollment Conference, and more.
Modified: 4/28/2022
This edition includes information on patient eligibility for additional services, the digital contact information report, and more.
Modified: 4/21/2022
This edition includes information on provider compliance, an upcoming health equity symposium, a new MLN Matters article, and more.
Modified: 4/19/2022
CMS has issued a proposed rule for inpatient and long-term care hospitals.
Modified: 4/14/2022
This edition includes information on new codes for Moderna vaccine booster doses as well as the launch of the cross-cutting initiatives.
Modified: 4/12/2022
CMS has issued a proposed rule asking for public feedback on how staffing in nursing homes and health equity improvements could lead to better health outcomes.
Modified: 4/8/2022
This edition announces that CMS will 1) return to certain pre-COVID-19 policies in long-term care and other facilities and 2) host a stakeholder call about coverage policies for monoclonal antibodies that target amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Modified: 4/7/2022
This edition includes information on preventive services and health equity, the CERT, and new MLN Matters articles.
Modified: 4/6/2022
This edition announces that CMS will pay for a second COVID-19 booster shot of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; people with Medicare pay nothing.
Modified: 4/4/2022
This edition announces that Medicare beneficiaries can receive free, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost.
Modified: 4/1/2022
This edition includes information pertaining to proposed rules for IPFs and IRFs.
Modified: 3/31/2022
This special edition explores a proposed rule that would provide routine updates to hospice-based payments and the aggregate cap amount for FY 2023; comments are due by May 31.
Modified: 3/31/2022
This edition includes information on cognitive impairment resources, the April 2022 update of the ASC payment system, and more.
Modified: 3/24/2022
This edition includes information the end of preview periods, an application deadline for additional residency positions, DMEPOS standard written order requirements, and more.
Modified: 11/25/2020
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.
First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.