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CMS Strengthens Support for Residents Affected by Wildfires

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 9:17 PM

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency (PHE) in areas of California retroactive to November 8, 2018.  The PHE allows CMS to waive or modify certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) requirements if necessary to provide health services.

“The lives and homes of thousands of Californians are at risk from dangerous wildfires and CMS is taking the necessary steps to provide flexibilities that help meet the medical needs of all those who are affected,” said Administrator Verma. “We are committed to helping everyone who has been impacted as they recover and rebuild their lives by ensuring access to care for themselves and their families.”

The following are the steps they are taking to support those affected by the wildfires:

  • Waivers for Skillen Nursing Facilities and Assistance for Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities
  • Special Enrollment Opportunities and Medicaid Flexibilities
  • Help with Dialysis Care

Click here for the full press release.


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