CMS announced blanket waivers of certain Medicare requirements to prevent gaps in care for beneficiaries affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The agency released billing instructions and a set of Q&As.
This week's Medicare updates include a plethora of information on COVID-19 coverage, payment, and infection control guidance; a new Part D savings model focused on lowering insulin costs; a final rule on interoperability and patient access; and more!
This week’s Medicare updates include an article on elements necessary to include on orders or prescriptions for certain DMEPOS items, an NCA on colorectal cancer blood-based biomarker tests, a change to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule database update file, and more!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring the rapid spread of a novel 2019 coronavirus, formally named COVID-19, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On January 30, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern due to its sustained person-to-person spread within countries and across continental borders.
This week’s Medicare updates include four new items added to the OIG work plan, a new version of the integrated denial notice form, a transmittal implementing numerous regulatory revisions to the State Operations Manual, and more!