White House to extend PHE designation through April, reports say

Ken BellLTC News

McKnights (11/14/2022) – The federal government will extend the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration until at least April, according to published reports.

The development would be roundly applauded by long-term care operators, and other healthcare providers.

American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living President and CEO Mark Parkinson said in August that the sector sorely needed extensions until at least April to create a bigger window to lobby state legislatures to enrich their Medicaid pay rates. Full story »