header
March 11, 2020

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
WHO Daily Situation Report COVID-19
What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection
COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Medicare Providers
Maine's Weekly Influenza Report
Postponement of 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy on March 30th
Invitations To Respond to the 2020 Census To Be Delivered March 12-20
Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, March 17th
State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Register now for Revealing a Path Forward: Maine's Annual Conference on Problem Gambling - March 27th
Targeted Basic Skills Training: Addressing Nicotine and Tobacco Use through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives - March 31st
April 10th: Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention 2020
Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
Physician - Nasson Health Care
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 
Search Back Issues



 

 


Follow Us:
COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Medicare Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) for healthcare providers regarding Medicare payment for laboratory tests and other services related to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Agency is receiving questions from providers, and created this document to be transparent and share answers to some of the most common questions.

Included in the FAQs is:

  • Guidance on how to bill and receive payment for testing patients at risk of COVID-19;
  • Details of Medicare’s payment policies for laboratory and diagnostic services, drugs and vaccines under Medicare Part B, ambulance services, and other medical services delivered by physicians, hospitals, and facilities accepting government resources; and
  • Information on billing for telehealth or in-home provider services. Since 2019, the Trump Administration has expanded flexibilities for CMS to pay providers for virtual check-ins and other digital communications with patients, which will make it easier for sick patients to stay home and lower the risk of spreading the infection.

This FAQ, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.  


 

< Previous Article | Next Article >

[ return to top ]

To ensure delivery of Maine Medicine Weekly Update,
please add 'info@mainemed.com' to your email address book or Safe Sender List.
If you are still having problems receiving our communications,
see our white-listing page for more details: http://www.commpartners.com/website/white-listing.htm


Unsubscribe here

For more information or to contact us directly, please visit www.mainemed.com | ©