The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed Medicare and Medicaid health care service delivery. As stakeholders prepare for the eventual end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), federal and state policymakers will need to determine the path forward for the Medicare and Medicaid flexibilities that were implemented in response to the immediate needs of the pandemic.
The SCAN Foundation supported Manatt Health and several other organizations in engaging diverse stakeholders and subject matter experts to discuss the future of 21 selected PHE flexibilities that best advance person-centered and equitable care. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Flexibilities Working Group contributed to the release of this Roadmap for Policymakers, titled “Leveraging COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Flexibilities to Advance Person-Centered Care for Older Adults and People with Complex Care Needs.”
The resource provides guidance for federal and state leaders in their decision-making on which Medicare and Medicaid COVID-19 PHE flexibilities may be worth continuing on a permanent basis.
To read the full Roadmap, click here.