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CMS and US Treasury Announce Relief Measures for Clinicians

March 22, 2020 | APTA Update Excerpts

Employers mandated to provide paid sick leave will be reimbursed, and quality reporting deadlines and requirements — including MIPS — have been relaxed.

Feds Announce Reimbursement Program for Employers Required to Provide Leave

The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, and Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them for the cost of providing coronavirus-related paid leave to their employees. The paid leave was mandated as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law on March 18.

CMS Relaxes Quality Reporting Deadlines

Clinicians and facilities participating in CMS quality reporting programs, including the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, also known as MIPS, will have more flexibility in data submission.

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