HHS Extends Public Health Emergency Through April 11

On January 11th, the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the declaration that a public health emergency (PHE) exists. This is effective January 11, 2023, and will continue for 90 days pursuant to federal law. 
The PHE renewal through mid-April provides for the uninterrupted continuation of several flexibilities that have protected beneficiary access to important services in as safe and effective manner as possible.
HHS will also continue to waive the three-day hospital stay rule that causes many seniors to be strapped with out-of-pocket costs in the thousands because they do not qualify for Medicare coverage. AHCA continues to advocate to eliminate this confusing and devastating policy barrier altogether. 

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