As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the United States, states, payers, and providers are looking for ways to expand access to telehealth services.
On June 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration released its long-awaited COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, establishing new COVID-19-related mandatory requirements specifically applicable to the health care industry.
Across states, Black and Latino(a) people have received smaller shares of COVID-19 vaccines compared to their shares of the total population, despite experiencing disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Most of California’s 58 counties are moving to reopen the majority of their business sectors, consistent with Phase 3 of Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap.
A key provision of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is the establishment of the $350 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (Fiscal Recovery Funds) for eligible state, local, territorial and Tribal governments (Recipients) to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care distill the elements of a crisis system into three components with linkages to broader behavioral health continuums of care.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the United States, states, payers and providers are looking for ways to maintain expanded access to telehealth services.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) led to major advances in health insurance coverage in the United States. From 2013 to 2019, the uninsured rate fell from approximately 17 percent to 11 percent.
On April 15, 2021, the HHS announced that the PHE declaration for COVID‑19 will be renewed for another 90 days, beginning on April 21 (the date the PHE was previously scheduled to expire) and extending through July 19, 2021.
On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state will reopen its economy on June 15 if two criteria are met.