Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Revised

MLN Matters Number: SE20011 Revised
Article Release Date: March 20, 2020

Note: CMS revised this article on March 20, 2020, to add a note in the Telehealth section to cover the use of modifiers on telehealth claims and to explain the DR condition code is not needed on telehealth claims under the waiver. All other information is the same.

The Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services declared a public health emergency (PHE) in the entire United States on January 31, 2020. On March 13, 2020 Secretary Azar authorized waivers and modifications under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (the Act), retroactive to March 1, 2020.

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Special Edition (SE)20011.

Last Updated Mar 23, 2020