WASHINGTON: Chapter Joins Other Long-Term Care Advocates to Seek Extension of Emergency COVID Add-Ons
Last week, the HCAOA Washington Chapter joined with six other long-term care advocacy groups to send a joint letter to the state’s Joint Legislative Unanticipated Revenue Oversight Committee to request an extension of COVID-19 emergency add-ons for Medicaid clients in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, adult family homes, in-home care, private duty nursing, and supported living centers.
While the national Public Health Emergency was extended through March 2022, these add-ons are set to expire on December 31, before the Legislature convenes to further address this statewide emergency.
“The disappearance of these add-ons until the Legislature can act, for any period of time, is truly unthinkable and threatens the viability of long term care services in various communities throughout our state,” the letter states.
Click here to read the letter.