Healthcare Delivery

Date of last comprehensive review: 3/15/2021

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State Modified Medicaid requirements with 1135 waivers (date of CMS approval) Reopened ACA enrollment using a special enrollment period Allowed audio-only telehealth Expanded Medicaid telehealth coverage Suspended CHIP premium non-payment lock-outs Suspended elective medical procedures Resumed elective medical procedures Suspended elective medical procedures x2 Resumed elective medical procedures x2 Elective medical procedure notes
AlabamaMar 23, 2020--Mar 22, 2020Mar 16, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Apr 30, 2020----
AlaskaApr 2, 2020--Mar 17, 2020Mar 20, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Apr 20, 2020----
ArizonaMar 23, 2020--Mar 25, 2020Mar 25, 2020--Mar 21, 2020May 1, 2020----
ArkansasApr 2, 2020--Mar 13, 2020Mar 13, 2020--Apr 3, 2020Apr 27, 2020----
CaliforniaMar 23, 2020Mar 20, 2020Mar 30, 2020Mar 18, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Apr 22, 2020----
Elective medical procedure notes
CA - Elective medical procedures suspended via stay-at-home order; state allowed local authorities to decide when to resume elective procedures
ColoradoMar 26, 2020Mar 20, 2020Apr 1, 2020Mar 20, 2020--Mar 23, 2020Apr 27, 2020----
ConnecticutMar 27, 2020Mar 19, 2020Mar 19, 2020Mar 18, 2020----------
DelawareMar 27, 2020--Jan 1, 2020Mar 18, 2020----------
District of ColumbiaApr 3, 2020Apr 6, 2020Mar 19, 2020Mar 12, 2020----------
Elective medical procedure notes
DC – The Department of Health recommended the postponement of all elective medical procedures, non-urgent hospital and outpatient visits, and non-urgent dental procedures if the delay will not cause harm (3/17/2020)
FloridaMar 16, 2020----Mar 18, 2020--Mar 20, 2020May 4, 2020----
GeorgiaApr 1, 2020--Mar 18, 2020Mar 18, 2020----------
HawaiiMar 26, 2020--Apr 15, 2020Mar 30, 2020----------
Elective medical procedure notes
HI – Reported that the governor said hospitals can resume elective procedures, but cannot find official guidance or order
IdahoMar 26, 2020--Apr 6, 2020Mar 17, 2020----------
IllinoisMar 23, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Mar 19, 2020----------
Elective medical procedure notes
IL – Illinois Department of Public Health issued guidance that recommended the suspension of elective procedures, but did not order/mandate it
IndianaMar 25, 2020--Mar 30, 2020Mar 30, 2020--Mar 16, 2020Apr 27, 2020----
IowaMar 25, 2020--Mar 26, 2020Mar 13, 2020--Mar 27, 2020Apr 27, 2020Nov 17, 2020Feb 5, 2021
Elective medical procedure notes
IA – Non-essential and elective procedures whose delay will not harm the life or wellbeing of the patient are not allowed. If a hospital has to transfer COVID patients they may not perform non-emergent procedures.
KansasMar 24, 2020--Jun 22, 2020Apr 1, 2020----------
KentuckyMar 25, 2020--Mar 18, 2020Mar 18, 2020--Mar 18, 2020May 6, 2020----
Elective medical procedure notes
KY – 4/27 allowed non-urgent outpatient procedures. 5/6 allow non-emergency surgeries and procedures with restrictions
LouisianaMar 23, 2020--Mar 23, 2020Mar 13, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Apr 27, 2020----
Elective medical procedure notes
LA – Announced by governor during a press conference, but could not find any official order or guidance
MaineApr 7, 2020--Mar 20, 2020Mar 20, 2020----------
Elective medical procedure notes
ME – Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommendations to postpone elective procedures but did not mandate it
MarylandMar 26, 2020Apr 1, 2020Apr 1, 2020Mar 12, 2020--Mar 24, 2020May 7, 2020----
MassachusettsMar 26, 2020Mar 11, 2020Mar 16, 2020Mar 12, 2020--Mar 18, 2020May 18, 2020----
MichiganApr 6, 2020--Jan 1, 2020Mar 12, 2020--Mar 21, 2020May 29, 2020----
MinnesotaMar 27, 2020Mar 20, 2020Apr 16, 2020Mar 28, 2020--Mar 23, 2020May 10, 2020----
MississippiMar 23, 2020--Mar 16, 2020Apr 10, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Apr 27, 2020Dec 15, 2020Jan 22, 2021
MissouriMar 25, 2020--Mar 26, 2020Mar 23, 2020----------
MontanaMar 30, 2020--Mar 20, 2020Mar 19, 2020----------
NebraskaApr 2, 2020--Mar 23, 2020Mar 17, 2020--Apr 3, 2020May 4, 2020----
NevadaApr 7, 2020Mar 17, 2020Mar 17, 2020Mar 17, 2020----------
New HampshireMar 23, 2020--Mar 18, 2020Mar 17, 2020----------
New JerseyMar 23, 2020--Mar 22, 2020Mar 20, 2020--Mar 27, 2020May 26, 2020----
New MexicoMar 23, 2020--Mar 20, 2020Mar 20, 2020--Mar 27, 2020Apr 30, 2020Dec 11, 2020Feb 5, 2021
New YorkMar 26, 2020Mar 16, 2020Mar 15, 2020Mar 1, 2020--Mar 20, 2020Jun 8, 2020----
Elective medical procedure notes
NY – Cancelled non-essential procedures 3/20, 3/22 extended order to include non-essential elective surgeries; 4/28 some hospitals allowed to resume elective procedures (must be in counties outside of New York City and at low risk of experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases)
North CarolinaMar 23, 2020----Mar 23, 2020----------
Elective medical procedure notes
NC – NC DHHS issued a letter 3/20 requesting hospitals and medical facilities suspend non-essential and elective surgeries, but no order
North DakotaMar 24, 2020--Mar 20, 2020Mar 20, 2020----------
OhioApr 22, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Mar 9, 2020--Mar 18, 2020May 1, 2020----
OklahomaMar 24, 2020--Mar 25, 2020Mar 16, 2020--Mar 24, 2020Apr 30, 2020----
Elective medical procedure notes
OK – Select procedures allowed based on specific criteria (PPE, age/risk of patient, staff and testing capabilities)
OregonMar 25, 2020--Mar 13, 2020Mar 13, 2020--Mar 23, 2020May 1, 2020----
PennsylvaniaMar 27, 2020--Mar 15, 2020Mar 20, 2020--Mar 21, 2020Apr 27, 2020----
Rhode IslandMar 25, 2020Mar 14, 2020Mar 18, 2020Mar 18, 2020----------
Elective medical procedure notes
RI - State requested suspension of elective medical procedures 3/17 but not mandated; State requested to resume elective medical procedures 5/9
South CarolinaMar 30, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Mar 15, 2020----------
South DakotaMar 24, 2020--Apr 15, 2020Mar 23, 2020--Apr 6, 2020Apr 28, 2020----
TennesseeMar 30, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Mar 13, 2020--Mar 24, 2020May 1, 2020----
TexasMar 30, 2020--Mar 17, 2020Mar 17, 2020--Mar 22, 2020May 8, 2020----
Elective medical procedure notes
TX – Loosened some restrictions for procedures at select facilities that do not use PPE necessary for COVID effort
UtahApr 10, 2020--Mar 25, 2020Mar 20, 2020--Mar 25, 2020Apr 22, 2020----
VermontMar 30, 2020Mar 20, 2020Mar 20, 2020Mar 30, 2020--Mar 20, 2020May 4, 2020----
VirginiaMar 23, 2020--Mar 19, 2020Mar 19, 2020--Mar 25, 2020May 1, 2020----
WashingtonMar 19, 2020Mar 10, 2020Mar 25, 2020Mar 25, 2020--Mar 19, 2020May 18, 2020----
West VirginiaMar 30, 2020--Mar 16, 2020Mar 17, 2020--Apr 1, 2020Apr 27, 2020----
WisconsinApr 20, 2020--Mar 17, 2020Mar 12, 2020----------
WyomingMar 27, 2020----------------
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