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July 30, 2020

Renewal of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified CGS, pursuant of the Section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, that Secretary Azar of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) signed a renewal of the determination that a public health emergency (PHE) continues to exist, effective July 25, 2020. This renewal authorizes providers to continue to use waivers and flexibilities issued under Section 1125 and Section 1812(f) of the Social Security Act in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Questions and Answers (Q&As), which allow flexibilities based on the PHE, are available on the CMS website here.External PDF

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