AHPA continues to follow new COVID-19 regulations, guidance and other government actions. The updates below are the latest guidance and other developments since March 8, 2021 to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. For earlier COVID-19 regulations and guidance, visit the previous Policy Brief.

New CMS Guidelines for Nursing Home Visitation Measures
CMS has released updated measures for nursing home visitations. The new guidelines include measures for vaccinated individuals and new guidelines for indoor visitations.

Biden-Harris Administration Increases Medicare Payments for COVID-19 Vaccines
CMS is increasing the Medicare payment amount for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The new and higher payment rate will support actions taken by providers that are designed to increase the number of vaccines being supplied.

Updated Coverage and Reimbursement Measures
CMS has released an update for coverage and reimbursement of vaccines, vaccine administration and cost sharing under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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