New & Expanded Flexibilities for RHCs & FQHCs during the COVID-19 PHE - Revised

MLN Matters Number: SE20016 Revised
Article Release Date: January 13, 2022

Note: CMS revised this article to add the 2022 payment rate for distant site telehealth services and information on RHC payment limits. You’ll find substantive content updates in dark red font (see pages 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7). All other information is the same.

To provide as much support as possible to you and your patients during the COVID-19 PHE, both Congress and we (CMS) have made several changes to Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) requirements and payments. These changes are for the duration of the COVID-19 PHE, and we’ll make other discretionary changes as necessary to make sure that your patients have access to the services they need during the pandemic. For more information, view the RHC/FQHC COVID-19 FAQs at

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters (SE)20016.


Last Updated Mar 15 , 2024