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CMS releases update to Medicare Benefit Policy Manual

Thu, Aug 12th 2021 10:00 am

CMS has released the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, (Rev. 10892; Issued: 08-06-21; Effective: 11-08-21; Implementation: 11-08-21) with updated IRF policy Section 110 to reflect IRF policies finalized in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Prospective Payment System Final Rule. The document also includes a new section: 110.2.6 - IRF Waivers and Flexibilities During the Public Health Emergency for the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The document can be located here.

UDSMR is doing a thorough review of the language in the updates and will provide an overview of the changes in the near future.