The AHA today released a new fact sheet detailing a number of waivers issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services during the COVID-19 public health emergency that the association believes should be extended or made permanent. The fact sheet discusses a number of waivers related to telehealth; hospital-at-home programs; workforce; quality, patient safety and privacy; and care delivery in rural areas. 

“Recognizing the potential long-term benefit of many of these waivers, we urge CMS to consider taking action under its own authority or in conjunction with Congress, where necessary, to make certain flexibilities permanent while providing a post-PHE transition period for several other flexibilities,” the fact sheet says. “In addition to taking action to extend some waivers while making others permanent, we urge CMS to consider employing significant enforcement discretion for some time after the PHE is terminated.”

AHA has shared the fact sheet with CMS. 

Related News Articles

Headline
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday recommended children age 5-11 receive a booster dose five months after completing the Pfizer COVID-19…
Headline
Learn how Loyola University Health System’s pop-up COVID-19 testing laboratory broadened collaboration between clinicians and hospital leadership, improved…
Headline
The Biden Administration plans to continue the COVID-19 public health emergency beyond July 15, administration officials told CNN this week. The…
Headline
U.S. residents can order online eight more free at-home tests for COVID-19, the White House announced yesterday. People who have difficulty accessing the…
Headline
The Food and Drug Administration today authorized a single Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose for children aged 5-11 who completed the Pfizer vaccine primary series…
Headline
A recent op-ed in the online publication STAT contains “blatant factual inaccuracies” and omits critical information about hospital and health systems’…