As frontline organizations of the COVID-19 pandemic, you provide care to Floridians most in need. FBHA is here to support members with a webpage that includes the latest guidance, best practices, toolkits and policies to assist members during this challenging time.
- Effective January 16, 2022, the Secretary of Health and Human Services renewed the national public health emergency until April 16, 2022. Florida must maintain Medicaid recipients’ eligibility during the national public health emergency for the state to continue receiving the 6.2 percentage point increase in the federal matching fund.
- Florida Medicaid telehealth flexibilities for behavioral health outlined in the April 16 Provider Alert and the April 21 SMMC Policy Transmittal (2020-25) have NOT ended. These flexibilities include the use of audio-only services when video capability is not available (as a last resort), and services can only be provided telephonically. Medicaid will reimburse Medicaid providers for telehealth services that are provided while a Medicaid recipient is temporarily out of state. However, providers are required to follow each state’s licensure requirements.
- The CDC and Infectious Disease Society of America are hosting the COVID-10 Real-Time Learning Network with expert and timely information for frontline health care organizations. Also, see the CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.