Last Modified: 12/14/2017 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B
Hurricane Irma and Medicare disaster-related claims information for JM providers
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On September 7, 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 Irma, an emergency exists in the state of South Carolina.
On September 8, 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 Irma, an emergency exists in the state of Georgia. Also on September 8, 2017, Secretary Price of the Department of Health & Human Services declared that a public health emergency exists in the states of South Carolina and Georgia and authorized waivers and modifications under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (the Act), retroactive to September 6, 2017, for the state of South Carolina and retroactive to September 7, 2017, for the state of Georgia.
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 the states of South Carolina and Georgia. 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 December 4 for South Carolina and December 5 for Georgia.
Additional information is available in the special edition MLN MattersŪ article SE17024 .
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