Public Health Emergency Extended Until October 17, 2021

July 19, 2021
Rick Gawenda

On July 19, 2021, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, renewed the Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to COVID-19 with an effective date of July 20, 2021. The PHE will now end at the end of the day on October 17, 2021. Due to this extension, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue to reimburse for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services delivered via telehealth until at least until the end of the day on October 17, 2021.

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  1. Hi Rick, does this mean that the relaxed supervision requirements for assistants are now only until October unless they are made permanent? Thanks.