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COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, CMS and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions.

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OIG Survey Finds Hospitals Experiencing Shortages of Testing Supplies and PPE

On April 6, 2020, OIG, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released findings from a survey of hospitals from March 23-27, 2020 to assess the challenges facing hospitals.

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CMS Issues Recommendations to Nursing Homes, State and Local Governments

On April 2, 2020, the CMS issued recommendations to state and local governments, as well as nursing homes, to help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in nursing homes.

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HHS Announces Plan to Use $1 billion from CARES Act Funding to Treat Uninsured COVID-19 Patients

HHS announced on Friday, April 3, 2020, during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force that Administration’s current plan is to use a portion of the $100 billion CARES Act funding to reimburse providers for treating uninsured patients with COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, CMS and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions.

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CMS Expands Accelerated Payment Program

On March 28, 2020, CMS announced an expansion of its accelerated payment program to help provide financial relief to Medicare providers and suppliers affected by COVID-19.

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Trump Administration Calls on Hospitals to Report COVID-19 Data

On March 29, 2020, the Trump Administration and CMS sent a letter to hospitals across the country requesting immediate and daily reporting of COVID-19 testing data from in-house laboratories.

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CMS Approves Sweeping Changes to Expand Care During the National Emergency

On March 30, CMS announced several new temporary waivers and an interim final rule to expand beneficiary access to services during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

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CMS Approves 11 Additional Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers

This announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) brings the total number of approved Section 1135 waivers for states to 13.

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COVID-19 Activities and Actions Update

As part of the ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, CMS and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions.

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Trump Administration Expands Medicare Telehealth Benefits

On March 17, 2020, CMS and other agencies released further guidance on the use of telehealth during the declared national emergency related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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COVID-19 Activities and Actions

As part of ongoing White House Coronavirus Task Force efforts, CMS and other agencies have issued several resource documents, refocused activities related to state survey agencies and accrediting organizations, and taken other related actions.

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AMA Adopts New CPT Code for COVID-19 Lab Testing

AMA CPT® Editorial Panel adopted a new CPT® code that describes the laboratory testing for COVID-19. The new CPT® code is effective as of March 13, 2020.

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CMS Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the COVID-19 situation a national emergency which enables the CMS to waive certain requirements in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP under Section 1135 authority.

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