New and Expanded Flexibilities for RHCs and FQHCs During the COVID-19 PHE - Revised

MLN Matters Number: SE20016 Revised
Article Release Date: July 6, 2020

Note: CMS revised this article to provide:

  • Additional guidance on telehealth services that have cost-sharing waived and additional claim examples
  • An additional section on the RHC Productivity Standard

All other information remains the same.

To provide as much support as possible to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and their patients during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), both Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have made several changes to the RHC and FQHC requirements and payments. These changes are for the duration of the COVID-19 PHE, and we will make additional discretionary changes as necessary to assure that RHC and FQHC patients have access to the services they need during the pandemic. For additional information, please see the RHC/FQHC COVID-19 FAQs at

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters (SE)20016.

            Last Updated Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:05:58 +0000