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MLN Connects Special Edition - September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma and Medicare Disaster Related United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and State of Florida Claims MLN Matters Article - New

The President declared a state of emergency for the United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and State of Florida and the HHS Secretary declared a Public Health Emergency which allows for CMS programmatic waivers based on Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. An MLN Matters Special Edition Article on Hurricane Irma and Medicare Disaster Related United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and State of Florida Claims This link will take you to an external website. is available.  Learn about blanket waivers CMS issued for the impacted counties and geographical areas. These waivers will prevent gaps in access to care for beneficiaries impacted by the emergency.

Check the Hurricanes This link will take you to an external website. webpage for current information on temporary emergency policies and waivers. Additional waiver requests are being reviewed, and the webpage will be updated as decisions are made.

Last Updated Sep 11, 2017