COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Date: 12/1/2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is anticipated to end Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. Since the beginning of the PHE nearly three years ago, hospitals have relied on waivers for certain federal and state laws and government agency enforcement discretion as they conducted pandemic-era operations. Without government action extending different waivers, hospitals will lose the flexibility they grew accustomed to at the end of the public health emergency. This session will cover the numerous federal regulatory flexibilities issued during the pandemic and will provide practical guidance hospitals can use to unwind reliance on them, so they are prepared once the PHE ends.

The Dorsey & Whitney team of presenters will address the most relevant blanket waivers issued for hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other agencies and which of those waivers are anticipated to be extended. Among other topics, the session will include a detailed explanation of telehealth waivers, flexibilities associated with delivering care via telehealth set to expire and others that are anticipated to end 151 days after the end of the PHE. Additional topics including fraud waivers, abuse waivers, agency enforcement discretion, HIPAA, EMTALA and the conditions of participation will be covered. 

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