by Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
April 13th, 2020
CMS has recently released some important information on their last MLN, the highlights are below.
COVID-19: Dear Clinician Letter
CMS posted a letter to clinicians that outlines a summary of actions CMS has taken to ensure clinicians have maximum flexibility to reduce unnecessary barriers to providing patient care during the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19. The summary includes information about telehealth and virtual visits, accelerated and advanced payments, and recent waiver information.
COVID-19: Non-Emergent, Elective Medical Services and Treatment Recommendations
Supplier Education on Use of Upgrades for Multi-Function Ventilators
A new MLN Matters Special Edition Article SE20012 on Supplier Education on Use of Upgrades for Multi-Function Ventilators (PDF) is available.
Quality Payment Program: MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy in Response to COVID-19
Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination: Eligibility Transactions Includes DOS Starting April 13
See the MLN Matters Article (PDF) for more information.
Accelerated/Advance Payment Program
The fact sheet on the accelerated/advance payment process and how to submit a request can be found here: Fact Sheet (PDF). Providers can also contact their Medicare Administrative Contractor for any questions.
If you have any questions on the above information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-288-8292 (Customers who are hearing impaired can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS communications assistant)