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CMS Provides FAQs on Medicare Fee-for-Service Billing

CMS provided COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing. This 53-page FAQ document supplements the previously released 1135 Waiver FAQs and the Without 1135 Waiver FAQs. CMS pointed out that in many instances general statements made in those previously released FAQs have been superseded by COVID-19-specific legislation, emergency rules, and the broad 1135 waivers granted to address the COVID-19 PHE. CMS said this new FFS FAQs document is effective for the duration of the PHE unless superseded by future legislation. CMS also noted that, although a few of the FAQs in the new FFS FAQs address provisions of the CARES Act, CMS is thoroughly assessing the CARES Act and will release new and revised FAQs as CARES Act implementation plans are announced.