Summary of New Medicare Telehealth Flexibilities

By Capitol Associates, Inc.
On April 30th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a number of new blanket waivers and regulatory flexibilities. The announcement includes new Medicare telehealth coverage flexibilities. All of the telehealth policies in the rule are retroactive to March 1, 2020. These policies will last through the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

COVID-19 Federal Response Update – Wednesday, May 6, 2020

By Capitol Associates, Inc.
President Trump says the White House Coronavirus Task Force will continue its work. However, the Task Force will shift from focusing on the medical response to the coronavirus to how to reopen the economy and vaccine development. Yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence said the Task Force could soon wind down and shift its responsibilities for coordinating the federal response to the coronavirus to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). President Trump also said the Task Force could undergo some personnel changes as it shifts its focus.