Public Health Emergency Declarations
The Public Health Emergency was set to end on April 15, 2022. The latest HHS extension for the Public Health Emergency is effective April 16, 2022 through July 15, 2022.
CMS to End Specific Blanket Waivers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced guidance to restore certain minimum standards for compliance. This is being done by phasing out some temporary emergency declaration waivers that have been in effect throughout the COVID-19 PHE.
The memorandum from CMS details the specific waivers that will end 30 days and 60 days from issuance.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS 1765-P)
On April 11, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2023.