HHS Extends the Public Health Emergency Waivers
On July 23, 2020, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar renewed the public health emergency declaration that was initiated at the end of January and renewed on April 21, 2020. You can view the official declaration at this link. As a result, the 90 day time clock begins again and runs until October 21, 2020. The original declaration from January can be viewed here.
The impact on clinicians and offices should be minimal as this extension continues all of the waivers and provisions under COVID-19 on telemedicine, testing, etc. No new provisions or waivers were put into place at this time.
We are available and happy to assist you with issues such as this and other topics related to eye care. We’re proud to also announce a new set of webinars related to changes coming in 2021 on Evaluation and Management eye exam coding, so contact us if you are interested. Stay safe in this challenging time.
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