CMS released its Frequently Asked Questions on Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief related to COVID-19 on March 22, which includes the toll-free hotlines available to provide expedited enrollment and answer questions about COVID-19 enrollment requirements.
As noted in the FAQs, CMS is exercising its 1135 waiver authority in the following ways:
Physicians and Non-Physician Practitioners
All Other Providers and Suppliers (including DMEPOS)
Additionally, the FAQ addresses the process for physician and non-physician practitioners to initiate temporary Medicare billing privileges, including through an enrollment hotline, licensure, revalidation, and more.
For a complete and updated list of CMS actions, guidance, and other information in response to COVID-19, please visit the CMS' Current Emergencies Website
For all APMA COVID-19 resources, visit www.apma.org/COVID19.