Post-Acute Industry News
CMS (FINALLY) Clarifies Telehealth and Institutional Providers of Outpatient Therapy
On May 27, 2020, CMS updated the “Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Medicare Providers” document posted on their Coronavirus Waivers webpage and offered the long-awaited clarification regarding institutional providers – SNFs, rehab agencies, hospitals, etc. – and telehealth. Outpatient therapy services furnished via telehealth paid under Medicare Part B can be reported on an institutional claim. Learn more
[UPDATED] CMS Clarifies Institutional Providers May Bill E-visits, Virtual Check-ins, Telephone Assessments
The Importance of Staying Connected with Your Patients Amidst COVID-19 (and how to do it)
Regulations and requirements for the delivery of virtual/technology-rendered services, including telehealth, e-visits, telephone assessments, remote evaluation of recorded video/images, and virtual check-ins, are changing at a fast and furious pace to allow patients to receive necessary health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
News from Around the Web...
How One Nursing Home Has Stayed COVID-Free: Sanitizing, Stockpiling and Strong Communication (Skilled Nursing News)
COVID-19 pandemic encourages consumers to plan for long-term care: survey (McKnight’s Senior Living)
Why Increased ICU Stays May Mean More Physical Therapy (HomeCare Magazine)
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