New Information Has Been Released on COVID-19 Waivers and Flexibilities

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a fact sheet with updates to policy on vaccines, testing, and treatments; telehealth services; continuing flexibilities for healthcare professionals; and expanded hospital capacity through care in a patient’s home.  Last week, the agency provided updates specific to Rural Health Clinics and Critical Access Hospitals, describing the Medicare and Medicaid waivers and flexibilities that have been terminated, made permanent, or that will end with the public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023.