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CMS Expands its Accelerated & Advanced Payment Program


As you know, Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) is committed to keeping Ohio physicians informed on state and federal updates related to COVID-19, especially how they impact Ohio’s medical practices and healthcare professionals.

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a major expansion to its accelerated and advanced payment program. Most physicians in Ohio that have billed Medicare in the last 180 days are eligible for emergency funding to address cash flow issues. CMS has developed a detailed fact sheet covering eligibility, enrollment and other details.

Enrollment for Ohio physicians:

Enrollment must be done directly with our region’s Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)—CGS Administrators. CGS is accepting requests now.

Download the CGS request form.
Then submit via:

  • email

  • fax 1.615.664.5949

  • or mailCGS Administrators, LLC, ATTN: CFO Accelerated Payments
    P.O. Box 20018, Nashville, TN 37202

CGS Accelerated Payment Hotline:

Call 1.855.769.9920
Available Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).
The hotline will allow physicians to initiate provisional temporary Medicare billing privileges and address questions regarding provider enrollment flexibilities and accelerated payments. 


As always, if you have questions about this information or OSMA’s services to physicians:
Call 800-766-6762 or email OSMA.

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