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CHA Presses for Permanent Extension of COVID-19 Flexibilities

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CHA, in its responses to the request for information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has given recommendations on how to improve or make permanent critical waivers and flexibilities that stemmed from the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

In advocating for improvements or permanence for the flexibilities, the responses note the positive impact of the COVID-19 waivers in addressing health disparities and streamlining care delivery for those in greatest need.  

CHA  also addressed the impact of CMS’ policies and requirements on provider well-being and retention, as well as give feedback on health equity.  

This feedback to CMS would not have been possible without input from CHA members.