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September 2, 2021

In Response to Hurricane Ida PHE, CMS Announces Support for Residents of Louisiana & Mississippi

CMS announced flexibilities being provided to ensure health care access continues for residents in Louisiana and Mississippi impacted by Hurricane Ida. On August 30, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra declared Public Health Emergencies (PHEs)External website for Louisiana and Mississippi. With these PHEs in effect CMS is also notifying Louisiana and Mississippi of the resources and waivers being made available to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue to operate and provide access to care to those impacted by Hurricane Ida. Many of these waivers were already in place as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 PHE. For more information, see the press releaseExternal website.


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