Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 to Expire

Posted by LTCS on February 14, 2023

Daily COVID-19 reported cases are down 92%, COVID-19 deaths have declined by over 80%, and New COVID-19 hospitalizations are down nearly 80%.

The federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 will expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023, the DHHS stated in a recent memo, and that  they will transition COVID-19 policies, as well as the current flexibilities enabled by emergency declarations, into improving standards of care for patients. Generally vaccines and tests when ordered by a provider will be fully covered without a co-pay. Reporting of lab results and immunizations to CMS will change.

Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap