CMS Sets End to Many Waivers, Including Telemed for Nursing Home Patients, Effective May 7

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted several temporary emergency declaration blanket waivers. The waivers were intended to provide health care providers with extra flexibility.

On April 7, 2022, CMS issued memorandum QSO-22-15 that will end many of the blanket waivers for specific providers in 30 and 60 days from publication of the memo.

Of note, one waiver that will end provides the capacity for physicians and practitioners to conduct visits via telehealth options. Effective May 7, 2022, visits to nursing home residents must be performed in person.

Providers are expected to take immediate steps so that they may return to compliance with the reinstated requirements.

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