January 11, 2023← Back to all buzz
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.