COVID-19:各州放弃对医疗保健湖北体彩网者的州内许可要求

2020年3月17日 博客
作者: 雷切尔·古德曼 托马斯·B·费兰特
发布到: 今日卫生保健法 冠状病毒资源中心:返回业务

在过去的一周中,美国的COVID-19病例数已蔓延到几乎所有50个州,确诊病例的数量每分钟都在变化。联邦,州和地方官员正在实时评估各种方案来对抗病毒’传播并缓解就医机会。星期五,州医务委员会联合会(FSMB)发布了 新闻稿 向州医疗委员会和卫生部门湖北体彩网帮助,以验证湖北体彩网者和其他希望跨州实践以帮助受COVID-19影响的人的医疗保健专业人员的执照和证书。 FSMB ’s的医师数据中心(PDC)使各州能够立即验证全国各地执照和医师助理的执照和学科历史。 FSMB将PDC视为在各州之间加快医疗服务的工具,并希望州议会和卫生部门将其用作重要资源。

跨州湖北体彩网医疗服务的更快途径是完全免除特定于州的许可要求。我们已经看到了CMS的这种方法,对于Medicare和Medicaid湖北体彩网者而言,该方法暂时免除了州外湖北体彩网者在其湖北体彩网服务的州获得许可而在另一州获得许可的要求。这适用于《医疗保险》和《医疗补助》,如 COVID-19紧急声明医疗保健湖北体彩网者情况说明书.

在紧急情况下,许多州的医疗许可法为医生和其他医疗保健专业人员的州内许可湖北体彩网了例外。但是,“emergency” is not always defined, 和 therefore, it may not be clear in some cases whether the COVID-19 pandemic would constitute an exception-qualifying 紧急情况. Some state licensing laws are clearer 和 expressly allow the full waiver of in-state licensing requirements in the context of a public health 紧急情况. To date, we have learned of at least eight states that have expressly waived certain health care provider licensing requirements or delegated such authority to the applicable regulatory agencies. These states include: 亚利桑那 , 加利福尼亚州 , 佛罗里达 , 路易斯安那州 , 密西西比州 , 北卡罗来纳, 田纳西州 , 华盛顿州 . Other states have alluded to such waivers in their 紧急情况 declaration for purposes of assisting with COVID-19 pandemic, but have not taken direct steps to implement such waivers (e.g., 俄勒冈州 华盛顿特区 . Even in states where waivers were implemented, providers will need to read the fine print because such waivers may have limitations. For instance, in 佛罗里达 , until yesterday, March 17, the current waiver only applied to fr ee services provided under the auspices of the Red Cross or the Department of Health. However, on March 17, the 佛罗里达 State Surgeon General issued a broader 紧急情况 order providing that health care professionals not licensed in 佛罗里达 may provide health care services to a patient located in 佛罗里达 (including via use of telehealth) for a 30-day period.

尽管如此,随着COVID-19大流行的持续发展,州特有的许可豁免,以及在联邦一级实施的许可和远程医疗豁免,将在未来几周和几个月内对为患者湖北体彩网所需的护理产生重大影响。

The issuance of new or amended 紧急情况 declarations is evolving rapidly. As more states declare a public health 紧急情况, we can expect, or at least hope, for related waivers of barriers to care.

佛利 will continue to keep you apprised of relevant developments. Be sure to check 佛利’冠状病毒资源中心 获得最新的见解和资源,以在这个充满挑战的时期为您的业务湖北体彩网支持。

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