On May 11, 2023, the Public Health Emergency ended in the United States. Obviously, the whole world is celebrating the diminished COVID-19 numbers and the drop in COVID-related deaths. But we’ve been...
Telehealth and rehab with end of PHE
May 25, 2023
Regulation is always clear and easy to comprehend. Laughable, right? What often happens when new rules and regulations are proposed or finalized is that there is a flurry of activity following, from...
Telehealth and therapy services: Let’s keep it going!
Neville M. Bilimoria
May 19, 2023
It’s pretty simple, really. Telehealth in physical, occupational and speech therapy allows more treatment for seniors, and better access. By reducing travel times for therapists between facilities,...
Clinical briefs for Monday, May 15
May 14, 2023
Senior living providers navigate PHE unwinding, state-level guidelines … Therapy association urges cautious use of telehealth until HHS responds … Fear, mistrust a barrier to mental healthcare in Medicaid-funded...
Therapists anxious without CMS guidance on telehealth coverage post-PHE
James M. Berklan
May 12, 2023
Therapy groups serving long-term care and other institutional providers were left hanging Thursday as the public health emergency officially lapsed and federal regulators still had not given clarification...
Amid waning COVID-19 threat, CDC Director Walensky resigns
May 07, 2023
As the threat of COVID-19 fades, a key figure in the Biden Administration’s pandemic fight is stepping down.
WHO calls end to COVID-19 global health emergency
May 08, 2023
It is time for the international community to recognize COVID-19 as an endemic disease and end the pandemic health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Friday.
HHS to extend PREP Act protections for pharmacy workers after end of PHE
Apr 16, 2023
Pharmacy providers will continue to have liability immunity when administering COVID-19 and vaccinations, treatments and tests after the end of the Public Health Emergency, the Department of Health and...
FDA to withdraw certain drug-related guidances with end of PHE
Mar 14, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice detailing which COVID-19-related guidances will expire when the public health emergency ends as scheduled on May 11, and which guidances will remain...
COVID-19 may still be in your buildings, but PHE waivers are ending
Mar 08, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has confirmed that the waivers initiated during the public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be ending on May 11, 2023. Most prominently,...