The End of the Public Health Emergency: Implications for Maryland
The Public Health Emergency [PHE] declared by the federal government in response to COVID-19 will end on May 11, 2023. The PHE gave the federal government flexibilities to waive or modify certain requirements in a range of areas, including in the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP programs and in private health insurance, as well as to allow for the authorization of medical countermeasures and to provide liability immunity to providers who administer services. Once the PHE is declared over, state Medicaid agencies will begin the process of unwinding the flexibilities that the PHE offered. The Medicaid eligibility for all recipients will be reviewed, likely resulting in the loss of coverage for millions of individuals and families.
Please join MPN's Health Funders Affinity Group to review the major health-related COVID-19 federal emergency declarations and identify the implications triggered by their ending.
- Dana Fisher-Livne and Sarah Somers, attorneys at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), will provide a national perspective and the impact on Medicaid coverage, Telehealth, and Medicare payments.
- Traci Kodeck, CEO, and Joseph Poindexter, Senior Director of Health Insurance Programs at HealthCare Access Maryland, will explore the local perspective of the anticipated increased demand for case management to navigate insurance coverage as a result of many losing this emergency coverage.
This event is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.