Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the 2018 Alaska Earthquake - Revised

MLN Matters Number: SE18027 Revised
Article Release Date: April 18, 2019

Note: CMS revised this article on April 18, 2019, to advise providers and suppliers that the Public Health Emergency and the Section 1135 waiver authority for Alaska expired on February 27, 2019. All other information is unchanged.

Pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, President Trump declared that, as a result of the effects of the 2018 Alaska earthquake, a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska. On December 3, 2018, Secretary Azar of the Department of Health & Human Services declared that a public health emergency exists in the State of Alaska retroactive to November 30, 2018, and authorized waivers and modifications under §1135 of the Social Security Act.

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Last Updated Apr 22, 2019