Happy National Nurses Week!
It has been two months since the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way we live and work in Virginia. Thank you to everyone for your continued dedication to patients and support of VCNP. We are working to share information with you as quickly as possible and appreciate your feedback as we move forward.
Latest updates about CMS CARES Act
Earlier this week, CMS announced some updates that impact our practice.
Retroactive to March 1, NPs are permanently authorized to certify for Medicare and Medicaid home health care services in accordance
with state law.
For the duration of the public health emergency, audio-only telehealth services can be reimbursed at the same rates as other telehealth services for Medicare patients. The list of codes that are allowed to be billed when provided by audio-only has been expanded to include additional behavioral health and patient education services.
For the duration of the public health emergency, NPs are authorized to supervise the performance of diagnostic tests for Medicare patients in accordance with state law.
Additional information can be found at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services page and the AANP COVID-19 practice
and policy resources page.