“White House to extend PHE designation through April, reports say,” by James M. Berklan, McKnight’s LTC News
“The federal government will extend the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until at least April, according to published reports. … The emergency status will extend beyond January in order to allow more time to transition off of the vast federal assistance, according to an unnamed administration official cited in a Reuters report Friday.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
The PHE designation give states a windfall of federal money and keeps ineligible recipients on Medicaid, but it’s a lifeline to LTC providers struggling with Medicaid-caused revenue shortfalls and caregiver shortages. Just more evidence that the closest thing to immortality is a government program.
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