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Last Modified: 4/4/2018 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

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

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Summary

Pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, President Trump declared that, as a result of the effects of the October and December 2017 wildfires, an emergency exists in the state of California.
On October 15, 2017, Acting Secretary Hargan of the Department of Health & Human Services declared that a public health emergency exists in the state of California retroactive to October 8, 2017, and authorized waivers and modifications under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act.
On October 17, 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 October 8, 2017, for those people who are evacuated, transferred, or otherwise dislocated as a result of the effect of wildfires.
Note: For October fires listed above, the Public Health Emergency declaration and Social Security Act waivers including the Section 1135 waiver authority expired January 5, 2018.
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.
Note: For the December fires listed above, the Public Health Emergency declaration and Social Security Act waivers including the Section 1135 waiver authority expired March 3, 2018.
Additional information is available in the special edition MLN MattersŪ articles SE17035 external pdf file and SE17037 external pdf file.
Source: SE17035, SE17037
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