The expansion of telehealth services and the flexibilities introduced through the Hospitals Without Walls waivers are a critical part of hospitals’ COVID-19 response, but the rules and how they interact with each other are often complex. Take a closer look at CMS’ guidelines and how they should be implemented.
Q: A patient was admitted to our facility with COVID-19-like symptoms, tested negative for COVID-19. Several days later, however, the patient was retested and found to be positive for COVID-19. Should we query the physician or assign a present on admission (POA) indicator of "no" or "unknown"?