Comments Requested: CMS Issues Second COVID-19 Interim Final Rule 

On April 30, CMS issued another round of regulatory waivers and rule changes during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. These changes build on temporary regulatory waivers and new rules CMS announced March 30 and April 10. Highlights of the waivers and rule changes include flexibilities to increase hospital capacity, health care workforce changes, efforts to reduce administrative burden, and a number of expansions of telehealth in Medicare. For more information on the COVID-19 waivers and guidance, and the Interim Final Rule, please go to the CMS COVID-19 flexibilities webpage.