Member News Alert April 19, 2021: Gov. Beshear Rescinds Previous Requirements for Healthcare Facilities

On Monday, Gov. Beshear rescinded Executive Order 2020-215, which outlined requirements for healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The order has been replaced with new Healthy at Work documents, available here.

Healthcare facilities are asked to refer to both the minimum requirements document and the healthcare facilities supplemental document.

Medicare FFS Claims: 2% Payment Adjustment (Sequestration) Suspended Through December

An Act to Prevent Across-the-Board Direct Spending Cuts, and for Other Purposes, signed into law on April 14, 2021, extends the 2% sequester reduction suspension period to December 31, 2021. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has instructed the Medicare Administrative Contractors to automatically release any previously held claims with dates of service on or after April 1 and reprocesses any claims paid with the reduction applied. Providers do not need to take any action.