The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a second interim final rule with comment period (IFC) April 30, expanding on COVID-19-related regulatory flexibilities included in the agency’s first IFC issued March 30.
The rule introduces numerous new policies to ease coverage and reimbursement requirements for care provided during the national public health emergency (PHE), including the following provisions:
The changes made in this rule are retroactive to March 1 and are effective through the duration of the PHE declaration, unless otherwise specified.
Were you expecting to receive a CARES Act provider relief fund payment but have yet to receive your check? The first $30 billion disbursement of the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund occurred between April 10 and April 17. If you believe you were eligible but did not receive this payment, tell us your story.