Medicare Waivers

Information on Medicare waivers during the COVID-19 emergency.
How to Use: Temporary Medicare Waivers under COVID-19 Emergency

CAPC summary of COVID-19 waiver implications for palliative care teams.

Medicare Telehealth Billing During COVID-19

Under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing Medicare billing for telehealth and telephone encounters. This document is a summary of CMS guidance. Updated May 12, 2020.

Hospice Flexibility Under the COVID-19 Emergency

Overview of regulatory changes pertaining to telehealth, workforce requirements, paperwork relief, and hospice payments.

Long Term Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities and/or Nursing Facilities): CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

Regulatory waivers and new rules to enable flexibility for LTC providers during COVID-19. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 3/28/20.

Temporary Waivers and Rules Relaxation: CMS Overview

Graphic from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on rule changes allowing for more flexible response to COVID-19.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 Waiver Guidance

CMS info on COVID-19 waivers and emergency measures.

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19

Exceptions and exemptions from Medicare quality reporting programs.