Becerra Extends Public Health Emergency, COVID-19 Waivers

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / January 14, 2022 at 2:23 PM
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed on Friday (Jan. 14) the public health emergency declaration, which was set to expire on Saturday (Jan. 16), for another 90 days -- much to the relief of providers who say the COVID-19 flexibilities that expire with the PHE are vital to helping them battle Omicron. Providers specifically raised concerns about losing COVID-19 waivers that loosened restrictions around telehealth services, nursing home staff training, three-day hospital stays and Medicaid eligibility. The public health emergency declaration...

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