Public Health Emergency (PHE) Extension

Friday, October 15, the US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra, renewed the Public Health Emergency through January 16, 2022. Extensions are limited to 90 days at a time with a required 60-day notification prior to ending.

Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

This extension allows the continuation of several impactful regulatory waivers including Telehealth, Medicaid funding enhancements, and the 3-day hospitalization waiver, to name a few, which are critical to ensuring access to care during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Let's Get to the Point:

Declaration of the PHE’s ongoing impact on our industry points to the recognition of the burdensome load LTC has assumed and continues to bear. Please feel free to complete our MDS helpline form with any questions. The QRM team is here to help.