Public Health Emergency Declaration Extended

On April 13, 2022, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services announced the extension of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) status due to COVID-19. The statement reads that that a public health emergency exists and has existed nationwide since January 27, 2020. The PHE status allows CMS to allocate payments and rules and regulations in a more expedient fashion than in non-PHE times and allows for certain grants and waivers to stay in effect until the PHE is no longer recognized or authorized.

To read the statement, see here:

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