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Last Modified: 1/22/2020 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Provider enrollment relief for Commonwealth of Puerto Rico due to the effects of earthquakes

Effective December 28, 2019, and remaining in effect for a period of 180 days, First Coast implemented provider enrollment relief for providers in Puerto Rico. During this period, we will:
Refrain from mailing any revalidation letters, including subsequent revalidation letters (i.e., payment hold and deactivation letters due to non-response to revalidation or revalidation development).
Refrain from placing providers/suppliers on payment hold and deactivating providers/suppliers who fail to respond to a revalidation request.
Refrain from mailing any new fingerprint-based background check letters. Denial or revocation of providers/suppliers due to non-response to fingerprints shall also be held.
Extend the 30-day development response requirement up to 90 days, if development is needed.
Continue to order site visits. However, the national site visit contractor will not perform site visits in the impacted area until the major disaster declaration is lifted.
Continue to require that all changes, temporary or otherwise, be submitted via the appropriate CMS-855 application.
For additional assistance, visit our dedicated disaster information page.
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