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Telehealth: In It For the Long-Haul

Telehealth (also referred to as telemedicine) is not a new phenomenon; in fact, it dates back to 1879 when physicians used telephone consults to reduce unnecessary office visits.[1]  Telehealth makes complete  sense as it is less expensive to provide and greatly expands access to both primary and highly specialized care. Nevertheless, state and federal governments

Key Takeaways from Cares Act Provider Relief Fund Terms and Conditions

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act authorizes $100 billion in relief fund to eligible healthcare providers to respond to COVID-19, which is based on the provider’s Medicare Fee-for-Service reimbursements, as reflected on the provider’s cost reports. On April 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) distributed an initial $30 billion

CMS’s Change of Heart for the Accelerated and Advance Payment Programs

In response to the 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) have expanded the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (“AAPP”) to provide emergency relief in the short-term to a broader group of eligible providers. Under this program, providers may request up to 100% of their Medicare payment for a