March 29, 2022
  • Ten national hospital and health system organizations sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to extend the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) beyond its April 16 expiration date. The organizations – including America’s Essential Hospitals, the American Hospital Association, and the Children’s Hospital Association – pointed to several factors that could cause COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates to increase. They argued that “the PHE allows our members the flexibilities and resources to respond to the COVID-19 virus, while best serving our patients.” (Article here)