CMS Delays Deadline for Providers Performing Telehealth from Home

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was set to implement a deadline requiring Medicare enrollment of home addresses for providers performing telehealth from home. The date for completion of this work was December 31, 2023, but CMS in a November 6 document, Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19, extended the deadline through December 31, 2024, in response to concerns raised by providers, PACHC, NACHC, and others. Earlier, CMS shared that although this information will be collected for CMS records, the home address does NOT go out on the claims. Between now and the deadline, CMS will work on processes to protect home addresses from public disclosure.