CMS Streamlines 1135 Waiver Requests

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new tool to streamline 1135 waiver requests during declared public health emergencies. The COVID -19 pandemic has brought to light several challenges related to the submission, tracking and issuance of 1135 waivers due to the volume of requests for flexibilities by the provider and…

CMS COVID-19 Call Covers Waivers, Q&A

On Friday, March 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a call with home health organizations to discuss recent developments related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. ¬†Even though the call was specific to home health agencies there hospice questions addressed, as well. CMS indicated it plans to hold similar calls weekly, but…