HFMA Comments on COVID-19 Interim Final Rules

HFMA submitted a comment letter to CMS on two COVID-19 interim final rules. In the letter, HFMA asked CMS to use its waiver authority to address the following issues:

  •  Ensure Medicare COVID-19 Patients with Sepsis MS-DRGS Receive Payment Increase
  • Suspend Transfer Payment Policies for COVID-19 Discharges
  • Support Provision of Uncompensated Care to Eligible Patients
  • Waive Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Productivity Standard
  • Provide Certainty for Telehealth Investments
  • Relocating a Provider-Based Department (PBD) to a Patient’s Home
  • Extend the Timeframe to File a First Level Appeal

Download the comment letter