CMS issued a series of new temporary blanket waivers offering our healthcare system some badly needed flexibility to address COVID-19. These waivers apply automatically to all applicable providers and suppliers. Highlights of the key new blanket waivers for hospitals and physicians/other practitioners follow below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive of all possible waivers.
As a reminder, providers do not need to apply for an individual waiver if a blanket waiver has been issued by CMS. Please contact Advis for assistance regarding requests not covered by a blanket waiver.
CMS also issued blanket waivers for other provider types, including: ambulances; teaching hospitals/physicians; long term care facilities; home health agencies; hospices; inpatient rehabilitation facilities; long term care hospitals and extended neoplastic disease care hospitals; rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers; laboratories; end stage renal disease facilities; durable medical equipment; participants in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention program; and Medicare Advantage and Part D plans.