CMS Issues “Blanket Waivers” for Expedited Credentialing during Covid-19 Public Health Emergency

CMS today issued some regulatory advice and made available a fact sheet related to credentialing during the Covid-19 public health emergency.  Specifically as it relates to credentialing, revalidation, or licensing during the emergency, CMS notes:

  • CMS will establish a toll-free hotline for non-certified Part B suppliers, physicians and nonphysician practitioners to enroll and receive temporary Medicare billing privileges
    • The following screening requirements are waived: application fee, criminal background check, and site visit
    • As of this writing, the toll-free hotline phone number has not yet been established.
  • All provider revalidation actions have been put on hold
  • Licensed providers can render services outside of their state of enrollment/licensure if they are already licensed for specific activities in the “home” state.
  • CMS plans to expedite any pending or new applications from providers

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