CMS provides reporting exemptions for Medicare payment programs

by Morgan Haefner, Becker’s Hospital CFO Report 
March 23, 2020

CMS is waiving reporting requirements and extending data submission deadlines for providers and hospitals participating in Medicare quality programs, the agency said March 22.

The move aims to provide relief for workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“For those programs with data submission deadlines in April and May 2020, submission of those data will be optional, based on the facility’s choice to report,” CMS said. “In addition, no data reflecting services provided January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020 will be used in CMS’ calculations for the Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs. This is being done to reduce the data collection and reporting burden on providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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