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 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
New York State Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Visitation
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued “Dear Administrator Letter #22-11 Hospital Visitation,” effective today, which supersedes all previous DOH visitation guidance issued during the COVID-19 pandemic for hospitals and diagnostic and treatment centers. The new guidance requires hospitals to permit in-person visitation. However, it allows hospitals to set the maximum number of...
November 18, 2022