On August 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new policy to clarify that a 20% Medicare add on payment for services provided to beneficiaries with presumed or diagnosed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can only be paid if the beneficiary had a positive COVID-19 test. The goal of this new guidance is to combat fraudulent add-on payment claims. The details were presented in “New COVID-19 Policies For Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Hospitals, Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), & Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) Due To Provisions Of The CARES Act.” Providers . . .