Preparing for the End of the COVID-19 Federal Public Health Emergency

Since it began in January 2020, the COVID-19 federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) helped prevent NC Medicaid beneficiaries from losing their health coverage during the pandemic, even if someone’s eligibility changed. The PHE also helped health care providers keep their practices running so they could deliver care to Medicaid beneficiaries.

The PHE currently extends through later this year. While we do not know when the PHE will end, NC Medicaid wants to help beneficiaries, providers and community stakeholders understand any potential impacts and steps they can take to be ready.