AMA Article Medicare advance payments for COVID-19 emergency

Updated March 31, 2020

In order to help physicians and other providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program for the duration of the public health emergency. CMS is authorized to provide accelerated or advance payments during the period of the public health emergency to any Medicare physician, provider or supplier who submits a request to the appropriate Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and meets the required qualifications. This is also included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE