CMS Waivers Issued

May 12, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released additional waivers for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The newest waivers:

  • Expand hospitals’ ability to offer long-term care services (“swing beds”);
  • Waive distance requirements, market share, and bed requirements for Sole Community Hospitals;
  • Waive certain eligibility requirements for Medicare-Dependent, Small Rural Hospitals (MDHs); and
  • Update specific life safety code requirements for hospitals, hospice and long-term care facilities.

A full list of all the waivers issued thus far is available here. A copy of IHA’s summary of the most recent waivers is here and copies of IHA’s summaries of the prior waivers are available on IHA’s website.