CMS Extends GME Affiliate Agreement Deadline | Baker Ober Health Law

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Pursuant to Section 1135 (b) (5) of the Waiver Authorization, CMS once again extended the submission deadline for new Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) Affiliate Agreements and Agreement Amendments existing Medicare GME membership. Long-standing rules would require that new Medicare GME affiliate agreements be submitted by July 1 and that changes to existing agreements be submitted by June 30 for the following academic year. Due to the continuing COVID-19 (PHE) public health emergency, which the HHS most recently renewed on April 21, 2021, new Medicare GME affiliation agreements must be submitted by January 1 2022 (for the academic year starting July 1, 2021) and amended Medicare GME affiliation agreements must be submitted by January 1, 2022 (for the academic year ending June 30, 2021). Hospitals should email new and / or amended affiliation agreements to CMS to [email protected]. The subject line of the email should indicate whether this is a new or amended Affiliate Agreement.

CMS announced the timeline changes in updates to the “General COVID-19 emergency declaration exemptions for health care providers“document.

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