Hurricane Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida and Georgia Claims - Revised

MLN Matters Number: SE18021 Revised
Article Release Date: December 12, 2018

Note: This article was revised on December 12, 2018, to advise providers that the public health emergency (PHE) declaration and Section 1135 waiver authority for Florida expires on January 5, 2019. Also, the PHE and Section 1135 waiver authority for Georgia expires on January 7, 2019. All other information is unchanged.

On October 9, 2018, pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, President Trump declared that, as a result of the effects of Hurricane Michael, an emergency exists in the State of Florida. On October 10, 2018, President Trump declared a similar emergency for the State of Georgia as a result of Hurricane Michael. Also, on October 9, 2018, Secretary Azar of the Department of Health & Human Services declared that a public health emergency exists in Florida and authorized waivers and modifications under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (the Act), retroactive to October 7, 2018, for Florida. Also, on October 11, 2018, Secretary Azar declared that a public health emergency exists in the State of Georgia, retroactive to October 9, 2018, and authorized the same waivers and modifications for Georgia. The PHE and Section 1135 waiver authority for Florida expires on January 5, 2019. The PHE and Section 1135 waiver authority for Georgia expires on January 7, 2019.

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Last Updated Dec 13, 2018