On Tuesday, March 17, the Mississippi House of Representatives suspended the legislative session until April 1 at 2 p.m., or a date mutually agreed upon by Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann if necessary. This suspension is out of an abundance of caution for the members and staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
House Concurrent Resolution 65 extends the session by 30 days, allows for reconvening on April 1 or upon determination by the House and Senate and adjusts the session deadlines to conform with the extended schedule. HC 65 passed by a vote of 82-38.
Speaker Philip Gunn in a press conference Tuesday afternoon said, “We want to make sure we not only set a good example for the citizens of the state, but also protect those that work here and those who are dispersed to various parts of the state.”
Several key features of the Mississippi Medicaid emercency telehealth policy announced today;
Use this link for more information from Mississippi Medicaid and the COVID-19 Virus. https://medicaid.ms.gov/coronavirus-updates/
Here are a few types of fraud schemes that become more common during emergencies;
See this website for more information about preventing fraud during this emergency. https://www.acfe.com/disasterfraud/