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March 23, 2020 - CMS Releases Telehealth Toolkits for General Practitioners and End-Stage Renal Disease Providers

March 23, 2020 - CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance

CMS provided details to State Survey Agency Directors on a new inspection process that focuses only on complaint inspections, targeted control inspections, and self-assessments.

March 23, 2020 - CMS Releases Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief FAQs

March 22, 2020 - CMS Provides Flexibility for Deadlines and Exceptions for Medicare Quality Reporting Programs

March 17, 2020 - CMS Expands Telehealth Access

CMS expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth visits, the Office for Civil Rights announced it will waive potential Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act penalties for good-faith use of telehealth during the emergency, and the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) provided flexibility to reduce or waive cost-sharing.

March 17, 2020 - CMS Sends Guidance to PACE Organizations

The guidance provides information on policies and standard procedures for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations.

March 10, 2020 - CMS Suspends Non-Emergency State Survey Inspections

March 9, 2020 - CMS Releases Fact Sheet on Telehealth Benefits

CMS provided additional guidance for health care providers and patients about Medicare telehealth benefits during the coronavirus outbreak.

March 9, 2020 - CMS Releases Guidance on Coronavirus Testing

The memorandum provides guidance on patient screening, treatment, and transfer requirements to hospitals with emergency departments. A fact sheet is available here.

March 5, 2020 - CMS Releases Fact Sheet on Medicare Coverage and Benefits Related to Coronavirus

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Updated March 24, 2020