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Interim Final Rule: Revisions due to COVID-19 PHE

Interim Final Rule: Revisions due to COVID-19 PHE

CMS released an Interim Final Rule on Monday, March 30, 2020, titled: “Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.” The rule gives individuals and entities that provide services to Medicare beneficiaries “needed flexibilities to respond effectively to the serious public health threats” posed by the spread of COVID-19.  Regulations outlined in this rule are retroactive to March 1, 2020 and last for the duration of the declared public health emergency (PHE).

For more information, read Casamba’s Interim Final Rule: Revisions due to COVID-19 PHE Summary.

Access CMS’s Fact Sheet.

Access Interim Final Rule.

Access the APTA’s News Bulletin.

Holly Hester

Holly Hester is Casamba’s Senior Vice President of Compliance & Education, as well as the Compliance Officer. She provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the company. As a physical therapist for more than 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice.
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