Medicare Expands Services Due to Coronavirus
In an historic move to combat the so-called coronavirus, the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced sweeping Medicare changes to improve the flexibility of the program to handle the COVID-19 outbreak. Expanded services include coverage for in-home testing and community-base testing (outside the hospital), broader access to and coverage for respiratory devices, expanded access to and coverage for “telehealth” services (online evaluations and telephone consultations), and expanded coverage for the home-bound. This AMAC article by Andrew Mangione describes the sweeping regulatory changes made by CMS to help Medicare beneficiaries during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to read more.