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Physician & Practice Timeline®

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The Timeline is a helpful summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements.

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Latest Updates

Medicare’s COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payment Program

CMS expanded the existing COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments (CAAP) Program to a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers. Accelerated and advance payments are payments intended to provide necessary funds to Part A providers and Part B suppliers when there is a disruption in claims submission and/or claims processing. For more information, visit ACP’s COVID-19 Practice Financial Assistance page.

Compliance Date for Information Blocking Provisions is April 5th

In a recent interim final rule, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) extended the dates and timelines necessary to meet information blocking and Conditions and Maintenance of Certification (CoC/MOC) requirements in the Cures Act Final Rule. The extension will allow health care systems to properly focus on COVID-19 response. The new deadline will be April 5, 2021. Read the full announcement and see additional dates and timelines.

SBA extends PPP loans until May 31st

The Small Business Administration has extended the deadline to apply for a PPP loan until May 31st. For more information, visit ACP’s COVID-19 Practice Financial Assistance page.

AMA Webinar Series on Alleviating Stress on Healthcare Systems

Join the American Medical Association (AMA) webinar series created to deliver actionable, solution-based resources, helpful guidance for alleviating stress on healthcare systems, and insights and expert perspectives on actions and interventions that drive proactive change. The first webinar, “Telehealth policy & coverage: What you need to know for 2021” is scheduled for January 14th. Visit the AMA webinar series page for details on registration and to see other topics that will be covered in the coming months.

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This service features triggered text alerts aimed at keeping you on top of upcoming deadlines and details related to regulatory, payment, and delivery system requirements. To sign up for these alerts, text ACPtimeline (no space) to 313131 from your mobile phone.