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Due to the Financial Burdens of COVID-19, Medicare Will Offer Emergency Funding and Address Cash Flow Issues for Health Professionals
Posted on: 4/1/2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will expand its accelerated and advance payment program for participating providers and suppliers as a result of the financial burdens placed on them due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expedited and advance Medicare payments will provide emergency funding and accelerate cash flow, based on payment history, to those impacted by this public health crisis.  

Effective immediately, Medicare will start accepting and processing requests for this expanded program. To access a step-by-step guide on how to make a request, access CMS’ Fact Sheet.

Stay up to date about CMS actions pertaining to COVID-19 by visiting CMS’ Current Emergencies website.

If you have questions, call CMS’ COVID-19 hotline at 888-802-3898, which is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT).

You may also contact our advocacy team at 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by email.


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