Athene Law has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving events surrounding the global pandemic and national emergency arising out of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
There is a lot of information out there about COVID-19 and the impact on our economy and the healthcare system. Athene Law attorneys have found the following website to be comprehensive and useful as a one-stop shop for updated and relevant information for our clients and other healthcare providers: https://libguides.law.ucla.edu/coronavirus.
In addition, the following specific sites are also useful.
Federal waivers and modifications of numerous Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP requirements to facilitate efficient and robust coronavirus treatment, including reimbursement to providers and exemptions from sanctions, absent fraud or abuse
CMS clinical and technical guidance for healthcare facilities and laboratories:
Billing and coding guidance re COVID-19:
California requirements for coverage related to COVID-19 treatment:
DMHC All Plan Letter re APL-20-006 COVID-19 Screening and Testing to all DMHC-regulated full service commercial and Medi-Cal plans directing waiver of cost-sharing, timely access requirements, proactive steps for telehealth and prior authorization