January 13, 2021
To further assist hospitals during the current Public Health Emergency, CMS has granted providers an additional 60 days from the initial due date for any cost reporting period not identified and ending on a date falling in the period of March 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
Following is a link to CMS’s official announcement (see page 105):...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
May 21, 2020
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, CMS announced yet another extension due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). CMS has provided flexibility to teaching hospitals and has stated that teaching hospitals have until October 1, 2020 to submit new or amended Medicare GME affiliation agreements, instead of the July 1, 2020 deadline.
The official announcement can be found...Read More
May 11, 2020
On April 30, 2020, The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new set of waivers aimed at relieving financial pressure on Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs to address the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following is a summary of waivers directly related to GME Programs:
Temporary Bed Increase Will Not Impact IME Payments
For the...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