December 23, 2020
On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a $900 billion spending package designed to stabilize the US economy and fund programs to fight COVID-19. This bill, expected to take effect by mid-January if signed by President Trump, contains several important changes related to graduate medical education (GME). Below is a summary of...Read More
September 29, 2020
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on whether regulatory flexibilities initiated during the Public Health Emergency (PHE) should be extended for the remainder of 2020. CMS officially made their request for comments in the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule published on August 3, 2020.
These policies related to...Read More
July 14, 2020
CMS has provided additional flexibility for hospitals during this Public Health Emergency by extending cost report filing deadlines. Hospitals with fiscal years ending December 31, 2019, January 31, 2020, or February 29, 2020, will have an extension to file their cost reports as stated below:
Hospitals with fiscal years ending 12/31/2019 will now be due by...Read More
April 20, 2020
In an April 7th letter to Congress, U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9) have requested an increase in Graduate Medical Education (GME) slots for hospitals to be included in the next COVID-19 legislative package.
“This would help alleviate the staffing burden that has plagued so many hospitals across the country, and...Read More
April 2, 2020
CMS recognizes that the current regulation on moonlighting residents will not adequately meet the needs of teaching hospitals during this Public Health Emergency (PHE). The current regulation limits moonlighting to services outside the resident’s approved GME programs to patients in an outpatient department or emergency department of a hospital in which the resident has...Read More
March 31, 2020
CMS released a document outlining temporary regulatory waivers and new rules issued by the Trump Administration to provide the healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary changes will apply immediately for the duration of the emergency declaration. Several of the temporary regulatory changes impact the hospital’s Graduate...Read More
March 24, 2020
Amid the unusual circumstances caused by COVID-19, we understand the concerns many providers have relating to extensions on filing cost reports and resident rotations. To date, there have been no regulation changes or exceptions announced by CMS but we will continue to monitor this closely.
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