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COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments: Updated FAQs
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Thursday, July 8, 2021



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COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments: Updated FAQs

CMS updated FAQs (PDF) about repayment of COVID-19 accelerated and advance payments. If you got these payments, learn more about how recoupment works and how it affects your Medicare claims payment amounts.

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COVID-19 Snapshot: Impact on the Medicare Population

CMS released a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population from January 1, 2020 - April 24, 2021. The updated data shows over 4.3 million COVID-19 cases and over 1.2 million COVID-19 hospitalizations.



Hospice Aide Services: Enhancing RN Supervision

An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found that Registered Nurses (RNs) didn’t always:

  • Visit hospice patients’ homes at least once every 14 days to assess the quality of care and services provided by hospice aides
  • Document these visits as required

Review the Enhancing RN Supervision of Hospice Aide Services (PDF) fact sheet to learn about roles and documentation.  

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MLN Matters® Articles

July Quarterly Update for 2021 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Fee Schedule

 Learn about changes to payment policy. (PDF)


October Quarterly Update to 2021 Annual Update of HCPCS Codes Used for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Consolidated Billing (CB) Enforcement — Revised

Read about 3 additional codes we exclude from SNF CB. (PDF)


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