UPH Government & External Affairs

Week Ending April 23, 2021 — COVID-19 PHE Extended

by | May 24, 2021

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra extended the COVID-19 PHE effective April 21, 2021. The declaration is in effect for 90 days, though the Biden Administration has said that it will likely maintain the PHE through the end of the year and provide states 60 days’ notice prior to termination. Among other things, the PHE declaration allows for the expanded use of telehealth, waivers of various Medicare and Medicaid requirements, and the 6.2% increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage.