January 11, 2023

Experts: Keep these PHE flexibilities

Supported by TSF, a group of expert stakeholders with diverse perspectives met over several months to assess COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) flexibilities. Resources on the webpage PHE Flexibilities Roadmap for Policymakers provide concrete and consensus-driven recommendations to federal and state policymakers on which temporary Medicare and Medicaid flexibilities should be made permanent to increase access to equitable, person-centered care for older adults. View the Roadmap and media advisory.

Among the flexibilities that experts found should be made permanent are those that:

  • Expand telehealth benefits to ensure equitable access to remote care;
  • Maximize clinician scope of practice to expand the workforce available to care for older adults; and
  • Ease Medicare and Medicaid program requirements to enable more individuals to qualify to get the care they need.

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