In this more recent interim final rule with comment period (IFC), the Secretary once again has made broad and substantial temporary changes to the Medicare rules to promote greater access to health care, protect patients and practitioners from infection, and provide for financial relief to providers, suppliers and practitioners. The rules implement the Secretary's efforts as well as implementing provisions of recent laws passed by Congress related to the PHE.
While the rules are effective on May 8, 2020, the policies are applicable beginning on March 1, 2020, or January 27, 2020, except as further detailed in the Federal Register for certain provisions. Comments are due by July 7, 2020.
To enable providers and suppliers to navigate this complex set of changes, we have developed this Quick Reference Chart for the interim final rule. Please note this is a summary and readers interested in particular provisions should consult the rules directly for the details.