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CMS Issues Programmatic Waivers for Disaster Areas

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The Federal declarations of a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency for the United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and State of Florida allows for CMS programmatic waivers based on Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. These waivers will prevent gaps in access to care for beneficiaries impacted by the emergency.

Learn about blanket waivers CMS issued for the impacted counties and geographical areas.

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