On April 14, 2020, CMS released a ruling that will increase the reimbursement for tests conducted to detect SARS–CoV–2 (the diagnosis of the virus that causes COVID–19) for tests utilizing “high throughput technologies.” The reimbursement under Medicare Part B for these laboratory tests will be raised from about $51 per test to $100 per test. This increase will begin with tests performed on or after March 18, 2020 and end when the national emergency is over. Continue Reading CMS Doubles Payment for Diagnostic Lab COVID-19 Testing
In today’s COVID-19 edition of the Hospice Labor and Employment Trends series, Meg Pekarske talks with colleague Tom O’Day about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). As one of Husch Blackwell’s healthcare-focused employment attorneys, Tom is uniquely situated to interpret the FFCRA for healthcare providers of all kinds, including hospices. Listen to our Hospice Insights podcast today.