What to know about the Affordable Care Act’s new COVID-19 coverage rules
New rules for health care providers are set to go into effect for most Americans next week, making it the first major overhaul of federal health care law in decades.
In a release Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services said that it would begin requiring providers of Medicaid and CHIP coverage to have the COVID coverage requirements and the coverage verification tool.
The requirements will be in place for a total of 4 million people enrolled in COVID and CHP, the new federal health insurance program for low-income adults.
In the next six months, the regulations will be implemented nationwide.
“We will continue to monitor the impact of the COVS-19 regulations on our current and future enrollment and care and will ensure that all of our plans meet the requirements,” HHS Secretary Tom Price said in the release.
The COVS expansion was approved by Congress in the wake of the worst pandemic in U.S. history.
The new requirements will take effect next week.
In 2018, nearly one-third of the U.K.’s population was infected with COVID, according to the British Medical Association.
The federal government has also announced plans to extend the COVEV immunization program, which provides free immunizations for pregnant women.
The U.N. has also raised awareness about COVID outbreaks and has urged all countries to increase public awareness of the virus.