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The PHE Will End May 11

Posted On: January 31, 2023 by Essentially Women in: Legislation, Legislative

President Biden has announced that the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) will officially end on May 11, 2023. This PHE was initially announced in early 2020 and has been renewed in multiple 90-day increments since then, most recently on Jan. 11.   What Ending the PHE Means for    DMEPOS Suppliers There are several provisions that impact the DMEPOS industry tied to the duration of the PHE. With the official ending of the PHE now in sight, most of those provisions and waivers that are still in place will end on May 11, 2023. Those waivers impacted signature/documentation requirements, reimbursement methodology, and modified medical policies (LCD), etc. A full list of all waivers can be found here, and the waivers specific to DMEPOS suppliers can be found here.   For those beneficiaries that received equipment with a waiver, we are still awaiting direction from CMS. When we met with CMS in the past to share concerns regarding

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