Emergency and Disaster Instructions

When a natural disaster, extreme weather or emergency occurs that affects providers and the Medicare beneficiaries that they serve, special emergency-related policies and procedures may be implemented. For detailed information on these policies and procedures, please see the following resources:

This section also provides information regarding the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). CMS has developed a new code for the Coronavirus Lab Test.

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Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes Subject to and Excluded from Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Edits Open in New Window03/26/2020
MLN Connects Special Edition - Thursday, March 26, 2020 03/26/2020
MLN Connects Special Edition - Monday, March 23, 2020 03/24/2020
Railroad Medicare Provider Enrollment: Temporary Provisional Medicare Billing Privileges Due to COVID-19 03/23/2020
Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Open in New Window03/20/2020
CMS Coronavirus Partner Virtual Toolkit Open in New Window03/18/2020
Special Edition MLN Connects - Tuesday, March 17, 2020 03/17/2020
Special Edition MLN Connects - Friday, March 13, 2020 03/16/2020
Special Edition MLN Connects - Monday, March 16, 2020 03/16/2020
MLN Connects for Thursday, March 12, 2020 03/12/2020
Special Edition MLN Connects - Monday, March 9, 2020 03/09/2020
MLN Connects - Special Edition - Friday, March 6, 2020 03/06/2020
MLN Connects - Special Edition - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 03/05/2020
MLN Connects for Thursday, February 27, 2020 02/26/2020
Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the 2020 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Earthquakes Open in New Window01/14/2020
CMS Emergency Efforts for Hurricane Dorian 09/19/2019
Hurricane Dorian and Medicare Disaster Related State of North Carolina Claims Open in New Window09/06/2019
Hurricane Dorian and Medicare Disaster Related States of Georgia and South Carolina Claims Open in New Window09/05/2019
Hurricane Dorian and Medicare Disaster Related Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Claims Open in New Window09/04/2019
Hurricane Dorian and Medicare Disaster Related State of Florida Claims Open in New Window09/04/2019
Tropical Storm Barry and Medicare Disaster Related Louisiana Claims Open in New Window07/16/2019
Typhoon Yutu and Medicare Disaster Related Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Claims Open in New Window05/02/2019
Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the 2018 Alaska Earthquake Open in New Window04/23/2019
   

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