Understanding the Future of COVID-Related Medicare and Medicaid Flexibilities

Key Resources 

(listed chronologically, beginning with most recent)

“Policy Opportunities to Expand Home-Based Care for People with Complex Health Needs.” Gonzalez-Smith, J., Smith, M., Bleser, W., et al. Health Affairs. March 18, 2022. Available here.

“Congress Considers a Longer Phase-out of Looser, Covid-era Telehealth Policies.” Cohrs, R. STAT News. March 8, 2022. Available here.

“Next Big Health Crisis: 15M People Could Lose Medicaid When Pandemic Ends.” Messerly, M. POLITICO. March 2, 2022. Available here.

“Leveraging Federal and State Authorities to Ensure Access to LTSS: Resource Guide and Update.” Anthony, S., Craven, M., Chong, M., et al. Manatt Health. March 1, 2022. Available here.

“Learning from COVID-19-Related Flexibilities: Moving Toward More Person-Centered Medicare and Medicaid Programs.” The SCAN Foundation, Manatt Health, and Health Management Associates. March 2022. Available here.

“These Four Telehealth Changes Should Stay, Even After the Pandemic.” North, S. American Academy of Family Physicians. May/ June 2021. Available here.

“Which Medicare Changes Should Continue Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic? Four Questions for Policymakers.” Podulka, J., Blum, J. The Commonwealth Fund. May 25, 2021. Available here.

“Medicare and Telehealth: Coverage and Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Options for the Future.” Koma, W., Cubanski, J., Neuman, T. Kaiser Family Foundation. May 19, 2021. Available here.

Additional Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with most recent)

“Unwinding and Returning to Regular Operations after COVID-19.” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. March 29, 2022. Available here.

“March 22 Web Event: Telehealth- Beyond the Public Health Emergency.” Kaiser Family Foundation. March 22, 2022. Available here.

“Telehealth Was Critical for Providing Services to Medicare Beneficiaries During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. March 15, 2022. Available here.

“PHE Unwinding for States.” Princeton University, State Health and Value Strategies. March 11, 2022. Available here.

“How States Can Expand Health Care Access in Rural Communities.” Waldrop, T., Gee, E. Center for American Progress. February 9, 2022. Available here.

“Public Health Emergency Declarations.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. January 14, 2022. Available here.

“Even After COVID, Could Congress Ignore the Long-Term Care Needs of Older Adults?” Gleckman, H. Forbes. January 3, 2022. Available here.

“What Eliminating Barriers to Interstate Telehealth Taught Us During the Pandemic.” Harris, J., Hartnett, T., Hoagland, G., et al. Bipartisan Policy Center. November 2021. Available here.

“The COVID-19 Response: Differences in Medicare Advantage and Fee-For-Service Medicare in Meeting Beneficiary and Provider Needs.” Health Management Associates. November 2021. Available here.

“Telehealth: A Quarter-Trillion-Dollar Post-COVID-19 Reality?” Bestsennyy, O., Golbert, G., Harris, A., Rost, J. McKinsey & Company. July 9, 2021. Available here.

“COVID-19 Health Care Flexibilities: Perspectives, Experiences, and Lessons Learned.” United States Senate Committee on Finance. May 19, 2021. Available here.

“Medicare and Medicaid: COVID-19 Program Flexibilities and Considerations for Their Continuation.” Farb, J., Yocom, C. United States Government Accountability Office. May 19, 2021. Available here.

“Preservation of Person-Centered Care Through Videoconferencing for Patient Follow-up During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Case Study of a Multidisciplinary Care Team.” Silsand, L., Severinsen, G., Berntsen, G. JMIR Publications. May 3, 2021. Available here.

“COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Policies.” Center for Connected Health Policy. March 2021. Available here.

“Telehealth in Medicare after the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency.”  MedPAC. March 2021. Available here.

“Ongoing Regulatory Changes to Medicare in Response to COVID-19.” Podulka, J. The Commonwealth Fund. January 21, 2021. Available here.

“Learning from COVID-19: the Lessons for Real World Data.” Shaywitz, D. American Enterprise Institute. October 8, 2020. Available here.

“What Does a Post-pandemic Presidency Mean for Medicare?” Cicchiello, A., Jacobson, G. Public Policy & Aging Report. October 3, 2020. Available here.

“Regulatory Changes to Medicare in Response to COVID-19.” Podulka, J., Blum, J. The Commonwealth Fund. August 4, 2020. Available here.

“Practice and Policy Reset Post-COVID-19: Reversion, Transition, or Transformation?” Sinsky, C., Linzer, M. Health Affairs. August 2020. Available here.

“Telehealth in the Pandemic and Beyond: The Policies That Made It Possible, and the Policies That Can Expand Its Potential.” Fishpaw, M., Zawada, S. The Heritage Foundation. July 20, 2020. Available here.

“COVID-19 State Resource Guide: Leveraging Federal and State Authorities to Ensure Access to LTSS.” Mann, C., Anthony, S., Gould, A. Manatt Health. June 2020. Available here.

“COVID-19 Crisis: Unspoken Impacts on Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities.” Heard, M. National Health Law Program. May 12, 2020. Available here.

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