Updates for End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency – Long Term Care

Published: 05/10/2023

  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire. Social Security Act Section 1135 emergency waivers for health care providers will terminate or be modified at this time. CMS terminated many of the 1135 Emergency Waivers for LTC in April 2022 (QSO-22-15-NH & NLTC & LSC). A recent CMS memorandum provides information on the remaining regulatory waivers and interim rule with final comment (IFC) requirements for LTC facilities. Highlights from the memorandum are prov

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