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Last Modified: 11/29/2017 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Hurricane Harvey and Medicare disaster related Texas claims

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On August 26, 2017, pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, President Trump declared that, as a result of the effects of Hurricane Harvey, a major disaster exists in the state of Texas, retroactive to August 25, 2017.
Under Section 1135 or 1812(f) of the Social Security Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several blanket waivers in the impacted counties and geographical areas of Texas. These waivers will prevent gaps in coverage for beneficiaries impacted by the emergency. Note: The public health emergency declaration and Section 1135 waiver authority expired November 22.
Additional information is available in the special edition MLN MattersŪ article SE17020 external pdf file.
Source: SE17020
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