Section 3708 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Pub. L. No. 116-136) amended sections 1814(a) and 1835(a) of the Social Security Act to allow nurse practitioners (NPs), certified clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), and physician assistants (PAs) to certify beneficiaries for eligibility under the Medicare home health benefit and oversee their plan of care. This is a permanent change.
Effective for claims with dates of service on or after March 1, 2020, these non-physician practitioners may bill the following codes: