President Trump signed a new executive order that directs federal agencies to identify and recommend COVID-19 regulatory waivers that should be made permanent.
CMS has issued numerous waivers and multiple rules to ease regulatory burdens on the health sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The newly signed executive order asks federal agencies to look at the waivers they have made and determine “which, if any, would promote economic recovery if made permanent.”
The order directs agencies to send those reports to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.
Audiologists were added to the list of Medicare providers able to provide services via telehealth in the last round of issued waivers.
The Academy continues to collaborate with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to advocate for and advance the bipartisan Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (H.R. 1587/S. 1731) this year. Now is a critical time to build additional support for this bill by asking your Senator and member…
The Alliance for Connected Care has updated its COVID-19 State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion Dashboard, which tracks state-by-state developments on the status of COVID-19 emergency waivers and its impact on temporary telehealth and licensure policies. As of June 15, 2022, 39 states and Washington, D.C. have ended their emergency declarations, while 11 states continue to…
National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has updated its map and chart that describes each state’s latest emergency orders and actions designed to safeguard residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, including statewide mask requirements. In states without mask mandates, local governments, school districts, and businesses may still choose to require masks as they see fit….