CMS Eases Requirements for COVID-19 Tests, Boosts Payments for Telephonic Visits

Source: FierceHealthcare

The Trump administration is easing requirements on testing for COVID-19 to make it easier to administer drive-thru and “parking lot” testing facilities, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

Ordinarily, a patient requires an order from a physician or other practitioner who is overseeing his or her care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will no longer require that written order to allow Medicare beneficiaries to get tested, the agency said Thursday. 

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