By Terry Griffin

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) extended the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency on April 16, 2022. The extension lasts for 90 days through July 15, 2022. This is the tenth renewal of the COVID-19 public health emergency since the first was issued in January 2020. Continuing the public health emergency affects health care professionals related to telehealth, Medicare and Medicaid blanket waivers, and interim final rule policies. After the public health emergency ends, state Medicaid agencies will start eligibility redeterminations. HHS has pledged to give states 60 days notice prior to ending the public…
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