President Biden Extends National Emergency Declaration

Late last week, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. extended the national emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic beyond March 1, 2022. The national emergency was initially declared on March 13, 2020, and was set to expire on March 1 without an extension.

The extension issued by the Biden Administration allows for the continuation of pandemic-related flexibilities across numerous program and policy areas, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) coverage requirements, including waivers for telehealth services.

The notice from the White House is available here.