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Brooks-LaSure faces fireworks-free confirmation hearing; CMS nominee hints at permanent telehealth waivers

An extension of telehealth flexibilities beyond the COVID-19 pandemic is likely if President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is confirmed.  Chiquita Brooks-LaSure expressed her support for permanently adopting telehealth coverage waivers while testifying Thursday at a nomination hearing before the Senate Finance committee. “This pandemic has given us…

CMS issues full Sandy waivers

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued blanket waivers that include skilled nursing providers. That means long-term care facilities in New York and New Jersey hit by the storm are authorized to process certified bed increases, and that certain data transmission requirements, such as those for the MDS, will be waived.

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