Reimbursement Updates for Medicare and Medicaid
Over the weekend, CMS and NYDOH released updated guidance on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements during COVID-19.
Medicare Allowing Advanced Payments for Duration of the Crisis. In order to increase cash flow to providers of services and suppliers impacted by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded our current Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers. The expansion of this program is only for the duration of the public health emergency.
March 27 NYS Medicaid Update Clarifies that Emergency Medicaid Covers Covid-19 Testing, Evaluation, and Treatment. This guidance is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the remainder of the disaster emergency declared by Executive Order No. 202, or until the issuance of subsequent guidance by the NYSDOH prior to the expiration of such state disaster emergency declaration.