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2018 CMS Disaster Declarations and Emergency Response Information

Detailed information regarding Hurricanes is located on the CMS Hurricane pageExternal Website.

Detailed information regarding Wildfires is located on the CMS Wildfires pageExternal Website.

New: Hurricane Florence:

Hurricane Florence and Medicare Disaster Related North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Claims MLN Matters Article — New

The President declared a state of emergency for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia, 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 Florence and Medicare Disaster Related North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia ClaimsExternal PDF is available. Learn about blanket waivers CMS issued for the impacted geographical areas. These waivers will prevent gaps in access to care for beneficiaries impacted by the emergency.

Instruction Resource
Hurricane Florence and Medicare Disaster Related North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Claims MLN Matters Article — New SE18014External PDF
Appeal Administrative Relief for Areas Affected by Hurricanes Appeal Requests for Providers/Suppliers Affected by a Natural Disaster
Information Regarding Billing of Replacement Items due to Hurricanes Replacement Equipment for Beneficiaries Affected by Hurricane Florence
Information for beneficiaries in Competitive Bidding Areas affected by Hurricanes Educational information HurricanesExternal Website
Emergency Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies for Medicare Beneficiaries Impacted by an Emergency or Disaster – Blanket Waiver Emergency DMEPOS for Medicare Beneficiaries Impacted by an Emergency or Disaster – Blanket Waiver for Hurricane Florence

Information regarding 2017 CMS Disaster Declarations and Emergency Response:

Updated: 09.18.18

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