COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Media Advisory


National experts in policymaking, aging, health care, and other sectors released recommendations to federal and state policymakers outlining which temporary Medicare and Medicaid flexibilities are most likely to advance person-centered, equitable care for older adults if made permanent following the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). The COVID-19 PHE Flexibilities Working Group analyzed a subset of the hundreds of Medicare and Medicaid flexibilities and came to consensus on continuing or discontinuing their use after the PHE expires. VIEW ADVISORY

Date Updated: 01/16/2023

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