Providers Pressure HHS To Extend PHE Declaration Beyond Jan. 16

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / January 12, 2022 at 5:03 PM
Hospitals and nursing homes are urging the administration to renew the public health emergency declaration before it expires on Saturday (Jan. 16) and ends COVID-19 waivers that loosened restrictions around telehealth services, nursing home staff training, three-day hospital stays and Medicaid eligibility. HHS’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response did not respond by press time on whether the secretary plans to renew the declaration for another 90 days. The public health emergency declaration has been in effect for nearly two...

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