Changes to Medicare Provider Enrollment Due to COVID-19

By: PMG

Categories: FQHC, Industry News, PMG Insights Blog, Uncategorized

June 23, 2020

The Covid-19 National Health Crisis has impacted Federally Community Health Centers (CHCs) in ways never before seen.  Many are involved in testing and have ramped up their Telehealth process.  However, CHCs across the country are seeing significant declines in patient visits, staff shortages due to exposure and ultimately, a challenging financial landscape.

In addition to these challenges, administrators need to stay abreast of the evolving rules regarding telemedicine reimbursement.  PMG has created a document highlighting the most important changes for telemedicine reimbursement which you can read here.

Changes to Medicare Provider Enrollment and Credentialing

Another important change is the impact of the 1135 waiver on Medicare provider enrollment.  In March, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a document outline frequently asked questions regarding enrollment relief for Medicare providers.  Click here to access the CMS enrollment FAQ.

An important component of the changes to provider enrollment is with regard to providers who are due to revalidate.  During the public health emergency, CMS has suspended revalidation efforts. Once the public health emergency has been lifted, revalidation will resume.

PMG Provider Enrollment and Credentialing Experts

We know there are a myriad of priorities facing your center right now and when the health emergency is lifted, you’ll need to make sure you are meeting all the requirements that have been relaxed or lifted during this difficult time.  PMG has a seasoned team of provider enrollment & credentialing experts that can help ensure your center is fully compliant today and when you start to resume normal operations.  Please contact us if you have any questions, or you can reach us by live chat on our website.  We’re here to help!

Learn more about our Provider Enrollment and Credentialing services https://www.gopmg.com/medical-provider-enrollment-credentialing/.