HHS: COVID-19 Emergency, And Related Waivers, May Last Through 2021

By Michelle M. Stein / January 24, 2021 at 11:42 PM
The COVID-19 public health emergency is expected to continue through the end of 2021, Acting HHS Secretary Norris Cochran wrote in a Jan. 22 letter to governors, signaling the temporary 6.2% bump in federal Medicaid matching funds and a slew of other Medicare and Medicaid emergency waivers put in place during the pandemic will not end soon. HHS will give states 60 days' notice before the public health emergency ends so they can plan for the end of the higher...

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