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State COVID-19 Disaster Declaration Flexibilities Phase-Out


OP Dialysis, Vision, and Direct-Entry Midwife Services Telehealth Flexibilities Expire

Effective November 1, 2021, outpatient dialysis/end-stage renal disease, direct-entry midwife, and vision providers may no longer render services via telehealth; all services must be conducted in-person. For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Telehealth Flexibilities Expire.

Contemporaneous Documentation Flexibilities Expire

Effective August 15, 2021, providers must resume new medical record documentation within 14 days of the date of service. Effective November 1, 2021, providers must complete all medical record documentation that was postponed during the state COVID-19 disaster declaration. For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Contemporaneous Documentation Flexibilities Expire.

Home Health Documentation Flexibilities Expire

Effective August 1, 2021, home health providers must resume new clinical progress notes documentation. Effective November 1, 2021, home health providers must complete all documentation that was postponed during the state COVID-19 disaster declaration For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Home Health Documentation Flexibilities Expire.

Hospice Documentation Flexibilities Expire

Effective August 1, 2021, hospice providers must resume new clinical progress notes documentation. Effective November 1, 2021, hospice providers must complete all documentation that was postponed during the state COVID-19 disaster declaration For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Hospice Documentation Flexibilities Expire.

Behavioral Health Flexibilities Expire

Effective November 1, 2021, behavioral health withdrawal management services and telephone consultation/coordination flexibilities expire. For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Behavioral Health Flexibilities Expire.

 

Health Facilities Licensing and Certification Section

Free-Standing Birth Center CPR and NRP Flexibilities Expire

Effective December 1, 2021, CPR and neonatal resuscitation provider (NRP) training requirements resume for free-standing birth centers. For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: FSBC CPR and NRP Flexibilities Expire.

Hospice CPR Flexibilities Expire

Effective December 1, 2021, CPR training requirements resume for hospice providers. For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Hospice CPR Flexibilities Expire.

Home Health Documentation Flexibilities Expire

Effective August 1, 2021, home health providers must resume new clinical progress notes documentation. Effective November 1, 2021, home health providers must complete all documentation that was postponed during the state COVID-19 disaster declaration For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Home Health Documentation Flexibilities Expire.

Hospice Documentation Flexibilities Expire

Effective August 1, 2021, hospice providers must resume new clinical progress notes documentation. Effective November 1, 2021, hospice providers must complete all documentation that was postponed during the state COVID-19 disaster declaration For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Hospice Documentation Flexibilities Expire.

Free-Standing Birth Center Provisional Licensure Inspections Resume

Effective November 1, 2021, Onsite provisional licensure inspections of free-standing birth centers will resume. No action is required of birthing centers because of this change. For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: FSBC Provisional Licensure Inspections Resume.

Clinical Laboratory On-Site Visit Flexibilities Expire

Effective November 1, 2021, clinical laboratories must resume onsite supervisor visits. For details, visit Post-DD Phase-Out: Clinical Laboratory Onsite Visit Flexibilities Expire.