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 April 16, 2022, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) renewed the national public health emergency until July 15, 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. HHS will provide states a 60-day notice prior to the termination of the national PHE.
- Medicaid telehealth flexibilities for behavioral health services outlined in the April 16, 2020, Medicaid Alert including audio-only, remain in place at this time. This includes using audio-only services when video capability is not available, and services can only be provided telephonically which requires rigorous documentation by providers. AHCA continues to review the audio-only provision to determine if modifications may be needed in the future.
- The CDC and Infectious Disease Society of America are hosting the COVID-19 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.