Wednesday, May 6, 2020
If you are trying to keep up with all the moving parts during the pandemic, you know how hard it is to stay on top of developments and ever-changing information. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been issuing a number of pandemic-related interim regulations, advisories, etc. which are available from their COVID-19 website. (You can also sign up for their daily emails which helps). I wanted to point out a few in case they escaped your attention.
- waiver of the 3 day-hospitalization requirement for SNF coverage.
- Requiring facilities to report COVID-19 cases to CMS, CDC, families, etc.
- Creation of an Independent Commission to Address the Safety & Quality in SNFs.
The website also has a lot of information about the various Medicaid waivers CMS has approved for states. CMS isn't the only government agency making changes tor respond as various issues crop up, due to the ongoing crisis. Subscribe to the daily CMS briefing to help you stay up on at least one agency's actions.