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COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions CMA has received during the COVID-19 outbreak. By default, the most recent answers will appear up top. You can also filter the FAQ by category. We will update this resource regularly.

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CMA has created a comprehensive COVID-10 Financial Toolkit for Physician Practices. This toolkit provides an overview of financial assistance available to medical practices during this difficult time so that physicians have the information they need to make decisions for their businesses and families.
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CMA is strongly advocating at both the state and federal levels to protect the viability of physician practices as they struggle to meet the needs of their patients and staff during this unprecedented public health emergency.
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In an effort to cut down on the administrative burden that physicians are facing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would be extending deadlines and granting exceptions from reporting requirements.
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It might. There are many different insurance products, policies, and ways to customize insurance standard policies with insurance “riders.”
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended revalidations. Until further notice, no provider will be deactivated or have their payments pended for not responding to a previously sent revalidation request. Additionally, no new requests will be mailed to physicians who are due to revalidate. View CMA’s article on this announcement.CMS has also established toll-free hotlines for physicians and non-physician practitioners to enroll and receive temporary Medic...
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