CMS waives provider screening requirements in Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma recovery efforts
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established a hotline (1-855-247-8428) to help healthcare providers that are assisting with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands to enroll in federal health programs and receive temporary Medicare billing privileges. This is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to provider immediate relief to those affected by the hurricane.
This special edition article is intended for providers and suppliers who submit claims to Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries in the Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi who were affected by Hurricane Nate. This article was revised January 19 to advise providers that the public health emergency declaration and Section 1135 waiver authority has expired as noted in article. All other information remains the same. [SE17034]
This is a link to the official website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) public health emergency web page.
This is a link to the official website of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
This section of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website will provide up-to-date information for people with Medicare and Medicaid and providers with regards to natural disasters, extreme weather, and emergencies.
Follow this link to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Hurricane Center.
Emergency preparedness information for businesses and individuals from Homeland Security.
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