April 14, 2020

CMS Issues COVID-19 Guidance in MLN for Medicare FFS Providers

On April 10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an article in its Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters e-newsletter, describing the Medicare fee-for-service program’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE).

he updated article details blanket waivers issued by CMS, the Family First Coronavirus Response Act waiving coinsurance and deductibles for additional COVID-19-related services, beneficiary notice delivery guidance, and billing for telehealth services. CPT code 77427 for radiation management is included among covered telehealth services for the COVID-19 pandemic PHE.

For more information, Medicare providers are encouraged to visit the CMS current emergencies webpage and to contact their respective Medicare administrative contractor. Contact information can be found on the CMS MAC Contractor List.