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Last Modified: 12/20/2017 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) response to the 2017 Southern California wildfires

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Pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, President Trump declared that, as a result of the effects of the December 2017 Wildfires, an emergency exists in the state of California.
On December 11, 2017, Acting Secretary Hargan of the Department of Health & Human Services declared that a public health emergency (PHE) exists in the state of California retroactive to December 4, 2017, and authorized waivers and modifications under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act.
On December 13, 2017, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) authorized waivers under Section 1812(f) of the Social Security Act for the state of California retroactive to December 4, 2017, for those people who are evacuated, transferred, or otherwise dislocated as a result of the effect of wildfires.
Additional information is available in the special edition MLN MattersŪ article SE17037 external pdf file.
Source: SE17037
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