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Medicare-Dependent Hospital COVID-19 Waiver: Modification


Posted on: 10/11/2021

CMS modified the current COVID-19 blanket waiver for Medicare-Dependent Hospitals (MDHs) to include hospitals that became newly classified during the Public Health Emergency (PHE) without application of this waiver. For the duration of the PHE, we’re waiving these MDH eligibility requirements:

100 or fewer beds At least 60 percent of the inpatient days or discharges attributable to patients with Medicare Part A For more information, see page 12 of the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers (PDF).

Source:

Centers for Medicare and Medicade Services. (n.d.). Medicare-Dependent Hospital COVID-19 Waiver: Modification. Retrieved Octobver 11, 2021, from https//:cms.gov/

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