Tropical Storm Barry and Medicare Disaster Related Louisiana Claims

MLN Matters Number: SE19014
Article Release Date: July 15, 2019

The Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) in the state of Louisiana on July 12, 2019, and authorized waivers and modifications under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (the Act), retroactive to July 10, 2019, and are in effect for 90 days.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing blanket waivers consistent with those issued for past PHE declarations. These waivers prevent gaps in access to care for beneficiaries impacted by the disaster/emergency. You do not need to apply for an individual waiver if a blanket waiver is issued.

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Last Updated Jul 22, 2019