Fierce Health Payer January 8, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the public health emergency surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic until April, extending key waivers for regulations on a variety of topics such as telehealth.
The public health emergency declaration was originally scheduled to expire Jan. 21. HHS Secretary Alex Azar extended the emergency Thursday, according to a notice.
This is the fourth time HHS has expanded the emergency, with the last one occurring in October.
The emergency, first installed Jan. 31, 2020, launched a series of blanket waivers that suspended several...