CMS Ends COVID-19 Emergency Waivers

April 7, 2022

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services announced it would be ending a number of pandemic-related emergency waivers for long term care facilities, but not hospitals. AHCA/NCAL raised concerns about the phase out of the waivers while the industry is facing a historic workforce crisis.  

This pandemic is far from over, and the long term care workforce crisis has never been more dire. Now is not the time to let crucial supports and flexibilities necessary to combat the virus end.

Holly Harmon, RN, Senior Vice President of Quality, Regulatory & Clinical Services for AHCA/NCAL