The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) was extended this week for another 90 days, maintaining the associated flexibilities that come with it. Administration officials declined to comment on whether this would be the final extension. Although previously tied to the PHE, Medicare telehealth was extended under the Federal Omnibus FY 2023 Package, including audio-only for Medicare beneficiaries, until Dec. 31, 2024. Also disconnected from the PHE by the omnibus budget bill was the requirement for the maintenance of Medicaid coverage. Medicaid eligibility determinations will begin on April 1, 2023, whether or not the PHE is again extended.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in
The U.S. has a violent child death problem. Developing strategies to prevent violent child deaths death from firearms and traffic crashes is a demanding task that requires consideration of numerous upstream, interrelated, and tangential issues. To help safety advocates develop strategies to prevent violent child death, we compiled five frameworks to help: Understand and explain …
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Approximately 61 million Americans live in rural, tribal, and geographically isolated communities across the United States. These communities often experience significant health inequities. Compared to urban Americans, rural Americans are more likely to have heart disease, stroke, cancer, unintentional injuries, suicide risk, and chronic lung disease, and have higher death rates from COVID-19. As clinicians, […]
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Medicare can be a complex topic for anyone. Getting health insurance coverage through Medicare has many moving parts, from knowing where to start, to searching through plans, to choosing the right plan for you. Let’s dive into Medicare and a few helpful tips to consider when choosing your plan. What is Medicare? Medicare is the …
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As of June 2020, 14 U.S. states continued to reject Medicaid expansion, leaving many without an affordable healthcare coverage option. Then COVID-19 hit. It’s hit low-income, uninsured families the hardest, particularly Latinos. In response to surging coronavirus cases, Oklahoma (11.1% Latino), the state with the second-highest uninsured rates in the nation, voted to expand Medicaid …
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), proposed a rule to strengthen Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage for the tens of millions of people who rely on the programs for health care coverage. The proposed rule improves protections for people […]
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