Maryland State of Emergency ends on July 1, 2021; National Public Health Emergency Remains in Place.
In accordance with the Governor’s Order Terminating Various Emergency Orders issued on June 15, 2021, most of the guidance issued by the Maryland Department of Health in response to COVID-19 will expire on July 1, 2021, and August 15, 2021. Documents posted on this page have been reorganized to reflect their expiration dates. Additional guidance is included below.
National Public Health Emergency Renewed Effective July 20, 2021
On July 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the renewal of the public health emergency for a sixth time.
COVID-19 Vaccinations and ImmuNet Registration
In order for your practice to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, your practice must:
American Rescue Plan: Home and Community-Based, and Behavioral Health Services
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan (ARP). A portion of the ARP, Section 9817, provides additional support for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) during the COVID-19 emergency. The plan gives a 10 percent enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for a one-year period from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
CARES Act COVID-19 Provider Relief Funding
Providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis on or after February 4, 2020 can begin the process to file claims for reimbursement for testing and treating the uninsured.
COVID-19 Federal Provider Relief Payments Available
On June 9 2020, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced the distribution of $15 billion in additional relief funds to eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers. Funds will be available .to providers who have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation under the CARES Act.
HHS is overseeing all provider applications and fund distributions. Providers must apply using the HHS Provider Relief Fund Portal. More information about eligibility and the application process is available at https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/general-information/index.html.
Long Term Support Services
COVID-19 Temporary Policy Changes -- March 25, 2020
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
License expiration suspensions will resume 9/30/21; all other flexibilities ended prior to July 1, 2021.
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