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CMS Announces Immediate COVID-19 Reporting Requirements Applicable to Long Term Care Facilities

USA - May 1 2020 Under the Social Security Act, LTCFs are required to develop and maintain an infection control plan that protects the health and safety of residents…

Gregory E. Fosheim.

CMS Enhances COVID-19 Reporting and Surveillance Obligations for Long Term Care Facilities

USA - April 21 2020 On April 19, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Quality, Safety and Oversight Group (QSO) memorandum (QSO-20-26-NH)…

Gregory E. Fosheim.

CMS Issues Nationwide Blanket Waivers of Stark Law

USA - April 1 2020 On March 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a series of nationwide Section 1135 waivers applicable to the…

Caroline Reigart, Joan Polacheck, Nicholas Francis Alarif, Tony Maida.

CMS Issues Broad Package of Blanket Waivers Under Section 1135

USA - March 31 2020 Late on March 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a broad package of blanket regulatory waivers, as permitted under…

Emily Jane Cook.

CMS Expands Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to All Medicare Providers, Suppliers

USA - March 30 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance regarding how providers may access accelerated or advance Medicare payments. CMS…

Dr. Paul Gerrard, Emily Jane Cook, Li Wang, Mara McDermott.