Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra this week again renewed the nationwide public health emergency declaration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, setting it to expire on April 16, 2022. The public health emergency declaration has been repeatedly extended since the initial declaration at the beginning of the pandemic in January 2020. The declaration can be renewed an unlimited amount of times. The declaration carries significance as it is a trigger for many waivers and changes made in response to the pandemic.
Today we highlight a recent blog post by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families regarding implications of the declaration for Medicaid continuous enrollment.
Additional information available:
- COVID-19: An Advocates Guide to Beneficiary Related Medicare Changes: https://medicareadvocacy.org/updated-covid-19-an-advocates-guide-to-beneficiary-related-medicare-changes/
- Article in Health Progress: https://medicareadvocacy.org/policy-medicares-regulatory-response-to-the-covid-19-crisis/