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CMS Issues a “Roadmap” for the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Blanket Waivers

In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (the “PHE”), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued numerous “blanket waivers” to increase access to medical services, and ease the regulatory burden on providers across the health care industry. In order to help providers understand the current status of the various waivers – some of which have been codified into law or adopted through the regulatory process, and others of which have already been terminated – CMS has issued a “Road Map” through a series of Fact Sheets for different provider types.

The CMS Fact Sheets are available for the following types of providers:

The declaration of the PHE is currently set to expire on October 15th. However, it is likely to be renewed for another 90 days. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, has stated that CMS will provide 60-days’ notice prior to ending the PHE. In any event, we recommend that all health care providers review the relevant Fact Sheet(s) and begin preparing to normalize operations now to ensure compliance.

Copyright © 2022, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 249
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Gregory Smith New York Corporate Attorney Sheppard Mullin
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Gregory Smith is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin's New York office. 

With a broad regulatory and transactional background, Gregory routinely counsels clients on a wide range of health care matters. His practice is focused on compliance and regulatory issues, and includes extensive experience with federal and state anti-referral laws, including the federal Stark law, Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalties Law.

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Lourdes M. Martinez is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin's New York office.

Lourdes' practice includes defending clients in criminal, civil and regulatory government actions; assisting clients in implementing both fraud and abuse and HIPAA compliance programs; and advising clients on a wide array of compliance, regulatory and business matters.

She has defended clients in federal False Claims Act cases, quality of care cases, physician licensing matters and federal, state and other third-party...

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