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HHS Announces June 3 Provider Relief Deadline and $4.9B in SNF Funds Arriving May 22
This is a change from a May 8 HHS announcement that extended the attestation timeline for providers to accept or reject payments from the original 30 days to 45 days from receipt of payment. Under the May 8th announcement, the deadline should have been June 8. HHS has since issued two additional announcements regarding ...
CMS Announces New Blanket Waivers
The most recent waivers that are relevant for LeadingAge members fall into a few main categories. In general, these waivers permit providers to postpone requirements that are part of conditions or requirements of participation while the public health emergency exists. CMS has indicated that these additional waivers should allow ...
Expert Insight from Dr. Nicole Lurie: The State of COVID-19 Testing
On April 23, Dr. Nicole Lurie was a guest on the LeadingAge Daily Coronavirus Member Update, offering sobering thoughts about the state of testing for COVID-19. Lurie, who served as assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009-15, is now leading the ...
CMS Adds New Coverage Requirements to MA Plans Under COVID-19
Specifically, for tests or services on or after March 18 through the national emergency period, MAOs are required to cover the following without cost sharing to the plan enrollee: Clinical laboratory tests for the detection and diagnosis of the virus strain that causes COVID-19 and ...
CMS Suspends Accelerated and Advanced Payment Programs
The Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs are temporary loans to help providers with cash flow issues in an emergency. They require repayment which is different than the funds being distributed through the Provider Relief Fund being administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. LeadingAge has heard from many ...