HHS Extends Public Health Emergency Through April 11

COVID-19; Emergency Preparedness

​​​​U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra today 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. 

Please email COVID19@ahca.org for additional questions.