Key COVID-19 Resources for SNF Therapy Professionals
The resources below have been compiled from CMS.gov specific to the COVID-19 changes impacting SNF therapists.
Please submit any specific questions related to the information to our Just Ask Q&A Forum.
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Temporary Regulations Related to COVID-19
CMS REVISED GUIDANCE ON SNF VISITATION, MASKS AND INFECTION CONTROL (9/23/22)
CDC SUMMARY OF RECENT CHANGES – AS OF 9/23/22
CMS ROADMAP FOR THE END OF THE PHE
LINK TO CMS COVID-19 NURSING HOME PAGE
SE20011 MLN MATTERS – UPDATED BY CMS 9/8/21 (SEE RED TEXT)
COVID-19 FAQ Document – Medicare FFS Billing (Updated 11/17/21)
COVID-19 Vaccination Rates – State and National Averages | Provider Data Catalog
COVID-19 Vaccination Rates – Provider Data | Provider Data Catalog
The 1135 Waiver is still in place at this time. Next expiration date is January 2023.
The need for the use of the waivers should be related to the effect of COVID-19 on your area.
UPDATED COVID-19 REGULATIONS FOR SNF
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers & Flexibilities for Health Care Providers (PDF)
2022 Telehealth Part B Updated Rules
The PFS Final Rule contained information regarding Telehealth and Virtual Services temporarily provided by therapists for the Public Health Emergency. Read the details HERE
Benefit Period Waiver “SE200 was updated with new info for SNF Billing for the Qualifying Hospital Stay and 60 Day Benefit Period.
COVID-19 Medicare Part A and Part B Resources from Waiver 1135
- Essential Employees – Federal Document
- 3 Day Hospital Stay Requirement for Part A – Waiver – CMS Letter
- 60 Day Spell of Wellness Requirement for Part A – Waiver – CMS Letter
- Additional Important Waiver Resources
Telehealth and E-Visit Resources
Additional HIPAA Resources for Telehealth
CMS COVID EMERGENCY PAGE
This is where all CMS documents and updated information is located
Information on this CMS page specific to SNF Therapists can be found in the links below:
- Blanket Waiver Document – See Pages 9-12 for SNF
- CMS Dear Clinician Letter (PDF) (4/7/20) *Note “Clinician” refers to all types of providers
- CMS.GOV NEWSROOM
- CDC/FEMA/WHITE HOUSE Coronavirus Info
- COVID Facts and General Info with CDC