CMS is making early payments available to Medicare facilities and agencies, helping to ease immediate cash flow issues.

To help health care organizations with cash flow during the COVID-19 emergency, CMS has initiated an application process for accelerated and advanced payments, with repayment delayed for up to a year in some cases. Existing hospitals, hospices, medical groups, and other Part A and Part B providers in good standing are eligible, and can apply via their Medicare Administrative Contractor. See this Medicare Fact Sheet for more information.