05/06/2020: Lab Advisory: CMS Issues Updated COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare Fee-for-Service Billing

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Advisory

CMS Issues Updated COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare Fee-for-Service Billing

CMS recently issued updated frequently asked questionspdf iconexternal icon (FAQs) about Medicare fee-for-service billing  during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The updated FAQs supplement the previously released 1135 Waiver FAQspdf iconexternal icon, and Without 1135 Waiver FAQspdf iconexternal icon related to waivers or modifications under section 1135 of the Social Security Act. The policies outlined in the FAQs are effective for the duration of the PHE unless superseded by future legislation.

Online Resources:

Laboratory Outreach Communication System | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

LOCS@cdc.gov

www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs

Page last reviewed: May 6, 2020