Special Bulletin

As the nation continues to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic, a silver lining could be that the art of storytelling may be making a comeback.  EDITOR’S NOTE: Veteran RACmonitor and ICD10monitor Copy Editor and Correspondent Mark Spivey has spent the last seven weeks with his wife at their home in…
The federal agency has been churning out waivers and adjustments on a rolling basis during recent weeks. Another day, another set of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory adjustments amid the continuing COVID-19 viral pandemic. But this one is a little different. The federal agency unveiled yet another…
The window for action is anticipated to be short. EDITOR’S NOTE: During recent weeks, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been announcing revisions to its regulatory requirements on a near-daily basis, in an attempt to ease administrative and logistical burdens on providers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.…
The House vote on the package is expected on Thursday. The Senate voted today for more funding for small businesses and hospitals that have been negatively affected by COVID-19. After a midnight call Monday night between Democrats and the Trump Administration, the U.S. Senate passed more funding for COVID-19 stimulus…
 The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all of us to expand our minds. EDITOR’S NOTE: During recent weeks, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been announcing revisions to its regulatory requirements on a near-daily basis, in an attempt to ease administrative and logistical burdens on providers amid the…
April 16, 2020

Partisan Stalemate Stalls Business Loan Funds

By Matthew Albright
Funds for the Paycheck Protection Program expected to dry up today. Congress appears to be at a stalemate in providing another COVID-19 stimulus package – on the same day that funding has run out from the previous stimulus passed just three weeks ago. Amid partisan polarization not seen in earlier…
The Chicago-area producers of the coveted new testing kits plan to generate 20 million units per month by June. EDITOR’S NOTE: During recent weeks, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been announcing revisions to its regulatory requirements on a near-daily basis, in an attempt to ease administrative…
EDITOR’S NOTE: RACmonitor asked Dr. Ronald Hirsch to monitor the CMS townhall conference call on Tuesday. The following is his summary of that call. In a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) town hall call on April 14, CMS took questions from across the country on COVID-19 billing and…