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CMS Issued Extensive Updates to its Medicare Billing FAQs

CMS updated the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing  by adding or updating the following numerous FAQs for the following areas of billing:

  • Laboratory Diagnostic Services, FAQs 9-13.
  • Hospital Outpatient – Locations Off Campus, FAQs 2-17
  • Hospital Outpatient Therapeutic Services Furnished In Temporary Expansion Locations, FAQs 1-3
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Services, FAQs 1-3
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), FAQs 12-15
  • Medicare Telehealth, FAQs 2-4, 15, 23, 36-42
  • Scope of Practice (All New!), FAQs 1-4
  • Additional Flexibility under the Teaching Physician Regulations (All New!), FAQs 1-5
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program – Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), FAQs 10-27
  • Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs), FAQ 3
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Services, FAQs 2-10
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Services, FAQs 5-6
  • Home Health, FAQs 7-13
  • Durable Medical Equipment Interim Pricing in the CARES Act (All New!), FAQs 1-6
  • Medical Education (All New!), FAQs 1-4
  • Applicability Dates of Provisions in Second Interim Final Rule with Comment Period (IFC) (All New!), FAQ 1

The latest FAQs have a “New” or “Updated” date of 6/19/20.