Sunday, April 11, 2021

COVID-19: Rural Health Clinics Lump Sum Payments

Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) will be reimbursed by Medicare for COVID-19 vaccine administration the same way they are reimbursed...
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CMS Issues Guidance Resuming Hospital Survey Activities

CMS is lifting hospital surveys limitations as of March 23, 2021. CMS initially limited hospital surveys to immediate jeopardy...

FEMA Warns of Funeral Assistance Scams

​The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received reports of scammers reaching out to people offering to register them...

CDC Updates Guidance for Nursing Homes

CDC gave a major make-over to long-term care guidance on March 29. The guidance “Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing...

Senate Votes to Extend Medicare Sequester Relief

On March 25, 2021, the Senate passed by 90-2 vote to extend Medicare sequester relief until the end of...

CMS extends federal marketplace special enrollment period until August 15

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services extended the special enrollment period (SEP) launched February 15 for the federally facilitated marketplace in...

HHS Updates Hospital COVID-19 Data Reporting Guidance

​On March 19, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated its guidance and FAQs for hospitals on...

CMS Announces Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport Model Participants

Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) is a voluntary, five-year payment model that will provide flexibility to ambulance care...
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Medicare Increases COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is increasing the Medicare payment amount for administering the COVID-19 vaccine....

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Expands Financial Assistance Under American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) into law on March 11, 2021. The ARP...

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