Accreditation & Regulatory Journal
March 2023

Healthcare Regulatory Alerts

CIHQ-ARS notifies its client organizations of any new or modified accreditation standard, or CMS COP for acute care hospitals. Alerts are also published when changes are made by CDC, OSHA, NIOSH, NFPA. Each alert summarizes the standard, regulation, recommendations, likely impact to members, and recommendations for compliance strategies. Whenever possible, alerts are limited to one-page in length so that they can be quickly read and disseminated.

New Regulatory Alert

Date: February 17, 2023/div>
Subject: CMS Announces End to Most COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Waivers
Source: CMS


On January 30, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its intent to end the national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic on May 11, 2023.
On December 29, 2022, H.R. 2716, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 was signed into law. This legislation included an extension of the major telehealth waivers and the Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCaH) individual waiver that were initiated during the PHE.
CMS has indicated that the remaining waivers that were put into place during the PHE will terminate once the PHE is no longer in effect.
Discussion & Recommendations:
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