Public Health Emergency and 1135 Blanket Waivers

Public Health Emergency and 1135 Blanket Waivers

The public health emergency is scheduled to end next week. As in months past, we do expect the PHE to be renewed for another 90 days. The renewal of the PHE would mean that the 1135 and 1812(f) federal blanket waivers are also extended, including the 3-day stay waiver for SNF services and the nurse aide training waiver.

CMS recently updated the Coronavirus Waivers document (available here). There are no changes for nursing homes, though we are glad that with this latest update, the document now reflects the termination of certain waivers that occurred back in May 2021 (MDS submission, notice of transfer/discharge, notice of roommate change). CMS has not announced any forthcoming waiver terminations.

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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