Recent CMS Actions Taken in Response to COVID-19

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

As we all know, CMS, CDC and the White House Task Force on COVID-19 are working constantly on this pandemic.   Today (March 26, 2020) issued another summary of recent CMS activities in the form of this Press Release which includes a lot of information:

  • CMS Approves 12 Additional State Medicaid Waivers to Give States Flexibility to Address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • New Guidance Regarding Enhanced Medicaid Funding for States – Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Guidance on Payment and Grace Periods, Telehealth for Private Coverage, and Prescription Drugs
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Enforcing Open Payments Deadlines

At the bottom of this Press Release is information on how to get on the mailing list for future notifications.