COVID-19 Emergency Declaration – Health Providers Fact Sheet: Waivers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Late evening on Friday, March 13, 2020, CMS issued COVID-19 Emergency Declaration – Health Care Providers Fact Sheet which includes waiver information:

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
    • 3-day prior hospitalization
    • Renewal of SNF coverage for certain beneficiaries who recently exhausted SNF benefits
  • Critical Access Hospitals
    • Limit of 25 beds
    • Limit of length of stay to 96 hours
  • Housing Acute Care Patients in Excluded Distinct Part Units
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Care for Excluded Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Patients in the Acute Care Unit of a Hospital
  • Care for Excluded Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Patients in the Acute Care Unit of a Hospital
  • Supporting Care for Patients in Long-Term Care Acute Hospitals (LTCHs)
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Provider Locations
  • Provider Enrollment
  • Medicare Appeals in Fee for Service, MA and Part D

This 4-page Fact Sheet also speaks to Medicaid and CHIP.

PLEASE REVIEW AND SHARE THIS FACT SHEET WITH ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM.

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