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[April 25, 2020] CMS Updates COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare FFS Billing

Posted Apr 25, 20201 min Read

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On April 23, CMS updated their 41-page COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing guidance. This guidance is directed at all providers of Medicare Part A and Part B services, including SNFs.

A general billing requirements FAQ related to using the “DR” condition code and “CR” modifier on claims to indicate that the Medicare payment is conditioned on the presence of a “formal waiver” has been updated and should be reviewed by billing staff.

The SNF-specific FAQs are on pages 34-35 and have not changed since last updated on April 10.

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