Public Health Emergency Ending on May 11

Public Health Emergency Ending on May 11

The federal government announced last month that the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11, 2023.

Throughout the PHE, Highmark modified policies and procedures to allow for greater flexibility of care and ensure the best coverage possible for our members.

With the PHE ending, Highmark is currently evaluating those policies and procedures that were impacted, including (but not limited to):

  • Reimbursement Policies
  • Coverage and Cost Sharing Changes
  • Medical Policies
  • Credentialing
  • Medicaid Redetermination

Highmark will share those changes with providers in future issues of this newsletter and through Special Bulletins on the homepage of the Provider Resource Center (PRC).

For current information about our COVID-19 policies, visit the PRC. Once on the site, select COVID-19 from the left menu and click on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information.