On January 14th, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services signed an extension of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). The new expiration date for the COVID-19 PHE is April 16, 2022. Tied to this extension are several waivers, including the 3-day hospital stay (1135) and telehealth, which are now being widely used. These extensions are issued in 90-day increments with a commitment to a 60-day notification prior to the end of the PHE. Please find a link to the hhs.gov document included below:
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The PHE is in place until April 16th. If there are any questions surrounding the use of the waivers, please let us know. Our direct line to MDS support is MDS@qrmhealth.com.