May 11, 2023 is the last day of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) and the final day for the remaining associated waivers and exceptions. CMS has posted multiple resources to help in the transition.
We have created a page containing all the CMS resources, and outlined the criteria for transitioning existing Medicare Part A residents who used the waiver to initiate their current covered stay.
The following scenarios are addressed:
What happens to a Part A resident on May 12th who is currently covered under the waiver?
What happens if residents covered under the waiver go to the hospital on or after May 12th?
How do interrupted stays play into continued coverage?
What happens to the CR modifier and DR condition code on the claims?Is Telehealth still allowed?
What happens to supervision requirements for PT and OT Assistants?
The link to our Resource Page: https://www.monterotherapyservices.com/covid-19-key-resources
In your corner,
Dolores Montero, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA
Montero Therapy & MDS Resource Team