Medicare Provides Additional Telehealth Flexibility
Changes include Medicare reimbursement for many more codes, and for telephone-only evaluations/virtual check-ins.
Updates: CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources toolkit
Updates to the tools and resources in the CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources toolkit.
Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payments in Response to COVID-19
CMS is making early payments available to Medicare facilities and agencies, helping to ease immediate cash flow issues.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Becomes Law
Third economic package directs $2 trillion to address the economic and public health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How Limited Palliative Care Staffing May Impact COVID-19 Suffering
USA Today covers the limitations of the palliative care workforce and it's potential impact on patient suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAPC Releases New Statement on COVID-19
Dr. Diane E. Meier states that symptom management and communication skills need to be the focus.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law
Law will provide paid sick leave and free Coronavirus testing, and expand food assistance and unemployment benefits.
CMS Announces New Measures to Protect Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19
Guidance to limit transmission includes restricting all visitors and non-essential health care personnel.