In a time when everything is changing, commitment and reliability are essential. At Draffin Tucker, our team of dedicated experts is staying informed of funding options, healthcare reimbursement changes, regulatory considerations, and all other developments related to COVID-19. We are committed to supporting businesses in the communities we serve by providing timely advice, staffing assistance, and information through education platforms, email alerts, one-on-one conversations, and our online COVID-19 Resource Center.

If you have specific questions on how these resources apply to your organization, please contact a member of our team, visit our COVID-19 Impact Assessment page or send an email to Coronavirus@draffin-tucker.com.

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Visit the following organization’s COVID-19 webpage for more resources and information by clicking on their name.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • 2% Sequestration Suspension – As part of the CARES Act, all healthcare providers receiving Medicare payments will see the 2% sequestration reduction suspended during the period May 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  Find that information here.
  • 20% Payment Add-On – As part of the CARES Act, providers being reimbursed under the Medicare hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) will experience a 20% increase in reimbursement for Medicare fee-for-service patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis code.  Find that information here.
  • Advance/Accelerated Payments – Hospitals are eligible to receive advance or accelerated payments from the Medicare Program.  A fact sheet is located here.
    • Applications for accelerated payments should be made through your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).  A list of MACs is listed below this section.
    • CMS is not accepting any new applications for the Advance Payment Program and is reevaluating all pending and new Accelerated Payment applications.
  • Medicare fee-for-service billing FAQs related to COVID-19 can be found here.

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  – CARES Act Provider Relief Fund of $100 billion. Terms and conditions for all distributions can be found here.  Distributions to date are:

  • $50 billion in general distribution
  • $22 billion in high impact relief funds
  • $11 billion in rural provider relief funds
  • $13 billion in safety net hospital provider relief funds
  • Uninsured relief funds (distributed on a per claim basis)
  • Rural health clinic testing
  • $4.9 billion for skilled nursing facilities
  • $500 million for Tribal Hospitals, Clinics, and Urban Health Centers
  • Families First Coronvirus Response Act (FFCRA) uninsured

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – COVID-19 impact on the 340b program

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – COVID-19 Telehealth Program

  • As of June 25, 2020, the FCC stopped accepting new applications for this program.

Organizations

Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)

Visit the following organization’s COVID-19 webpage for more resources and information by clicking on their name.

Visit the following organization’s COVID-19 webpage for more resources and information by clicking on their name.

Visit the following organization’s COVID-19 webpage for more resources and information by clicking on their name.