Discontinuing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Provider Enrollment Waivers and Flexibilities

On January 31, 2023, President Biden announced the COVID-19 PHE declaration will end on May 11, 2023. All remaining waivers and flexibilities that were put in place for enrollment into the Medicare Program shall be discontinued effective at the end of the day on May 11, 2023.  

Please note one of the waivers being discontinued is retrospective effective dates.  For applications received May 12, 2023, and after, the Medicare effective date will be assigned based on the standard instructions. The effective date will be the date the supplier is approved in the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS).

Refer to the CMS website for further details and FAQs on the discontinuation of the PHE.

Last Updated: 05/10/2023