February 01, 2023
The Biden administration this week announced its plan to formally end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11.
The announcement marks another pandemic milestone, coming nearly three years after COVID-19 was declared a public emergency during March 2020.
The PHE has provided additional flexibilities to support the nation’s pandemic response, ensuring safe access to care via telehealth, maintaining continuous enrollment in the Medicaid program, and providing free COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments.
“This wind-down would align with the administration’s previous commitments to give at least 60 days’ notice prior to termination of the PHE,” the White House said in a statement on Monday.
Here’s what you need to know:
HAP will continue to monitor the end of the COVID-19 PHE and provide additional updates to members about the potential impact on the health care community.
Additional information about the end of the PHE is available online.
Tags: Public Health | Telehealth | Medicaid | Behavioral Health | COVID-19
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