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2018 CMS Disaster Declarations and Emergency Response Information


Hurricane Michael:

Medicare Disaster Related Florida Claims MLN Matters Article

The President declared a state of emergency for the 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 Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida 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.

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Emergency Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies for Medicare Beneficiaries Impacted by an Emergency or Disaster – Blanket Waiver Emergency Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies for Medicare Beneficiaries Impacted by an Emergency or Disaster – Blanket Waiver for Hurricane MichaelExternal PDF
Hurricane Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida Claims MLN Matters Article – New Hurricane Michael and Medicare Disaster Related Florida and Georgia ClaimsExternal PDF

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Hurricane Florence:

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

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.

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Hurricane Florence and Medicare Disaster Related North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Claims MLN Matters Article – New Hurricane Florence and Medicare Disaster Related North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Virginia ClaimsExternal PDF
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 FlorenceExternal PDF

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General Hurricane Information:

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Appeal Administrative Relief for Areas Affected by Hurricanes Appeal Requests for Providers/Suppliers Affected by a Natural DisasterExternal PDF
Information Regarding Billing of Replacement Items due to Hurricanes Replacement Equipment for Beneficiaries Affected by HurricanesExternal PDF
Information for beneficiaries in Competitive Bidding Areas affected by Hurricanes Educational information HurricanesExternal PDF

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Updated: 12.10.18

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