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CMS Releases Updated Post-PHE Frequently Asked Questions


CGS Administrators, the Jurisdiction B DME MAC, announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released an updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) document regarding Medicare operations post-public health emergency (PHE).  The FAQs are available here.

The DME-related questions and answers can be found on pages 6-7; two are specific to DME supplies and one for continuous glucose monitors. 

On a related note, the American Association for Homecare has reported that they received confirmation from CMS that this is the only FAQ they will be publishing regarding the ending of the PHE for now. Earlier this year, CMS announced that the CR modifier will no longer be accepted once the PHE is over. The national association has communicated concerns with this direction to CMS and DME MACs and have heard that the agency is working on a solution that is anticipated to be released prior to the May 11 ending of the PHE. 

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