Public Health Emergency Extended Another 90 Days

As a result of the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has renewed the January 31, 2020 determination that a public health emergency has existed since January 27, 2020, nationwide. This action means all HHS/CMS waivers and flexibilities currently in place will continue until January 21, 2021 unless earlier terminated by Secretary Azar. Many waivers and flexibilities put into place by states and commercial payers are tied to these declarations and so will be extended as well.

The renewal determination takes effect on October 23, 2020 and runs through January 21, 2021.