This tracker lists all blanket waivers to existing laws (i.e. covers all hospitals in the emergency area – in this case all of the US) and enforcement discretions that have thus far been granted by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) or other federal agencies in response to the COVID-19 emergency. It also indicates the requests for waivers that were made by New York State and CMS’ response to those requests.
COVID-19 Federal Waiver Tracker
June 24, 2021
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency to End May 11; Many Waivers & Flexibilities Impacted
The Biden Administration has announced that it will end the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11. While Congress and the Biden Administration have extended some of the waivers and flexibilities implemented during the PHE, others will sunset when the PHE ends or later this year. Notwithstanding the end of the Federal PHE, the...
February 10, 2023
COVID-19 Diagnosis and Testing Cost-Sharing Waivers/Vaccine Coverage Mandate Extended
The New York State Department of Financial Services emergency regulations requiring the waiver of cost sharing for COVID-19 diagnosis and testing and the coverage of COVID-19 vaccination without cost sharing will remain in effect until March 6, 2023. New York insurers will continue to be responsible for reimbursing hospitals for any applicable cost sharing.
December 8, 2022
Continuing Care COVID-19 Updates
GNYHA highlights key Federal, State, and local resources as continuing care providers—faced with COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and other seasonal illnesses—continue to maintain safe and high-quality environments. Fortunately, providers can prevent infection or serious illness among residents and staff by following infection control recommendations and providing up-to-date vaccinations to residents and staff. Specifically,...
December 5, 2022