HHS renews public health emergency, regulatory flexibilities

HHS has renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency, extending key regulatory flexibilities such as Medicare telehealth reimbursement and higher rates for COVID-19 hospitalizations through April.

The 90-day extension of the public health emergency, effective Jan. 21, will help hospitals and health systems battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in their communities, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said on Twitter on Jan. 7.

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