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Disaster Information

Modified: 9/28/2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established a hotline (1-855-247-8428) to help healthcare providers that are assisting with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands to enroll in federal health programs and receive temporary Medicare billing privileges. This is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to provider immediate relief to those affected by the hurricane.
Modified: 10/13/2017
This special edition article is intended for providers and suppliers who submit claims to Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries in the Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi who were affected by Hurricane Nate. [SE17034]
Modified: 10/16/2017
In an effort to provide some relief to those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, or Nate, First Coast Service Options (First Coast) is providing additional instructions on filing appeals or responding to overpayment requests during this time.
Modified: 12/7/2017
View answers to frequently asked questions from CMS pertaining to recent and future natural disasters.
Modified: 10/23/2017
This article provides information to providers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria that received medical documentation requests.
Modified: 9/20/2017
First Coast implemented provider enrollment relief for providers affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria effective September 13, 2017, and remaining in effect for a period of 180 days.   
Modified: 11/29/2017
This special edition article is intended for providers and suppliers who submit claims to Medicare administrative contractors for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries in the state of Texas who were affected by hurricane Harvey. This article was revised November 28 to advise providers that the public health emergency declaration and Section 1135 waiver authority expired November 22. All other information remains the same. [SE17020]
Modified: 11/29/2017
This special edition article is intended for providers and suppliers who submit claims to Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries in the state of Louisiana who were affected by tropical storm Harvey. This article was revised November 28 to advise providers that the public health emergency declaration and Section 1135 waiver authority expired November 22. All other information remains the same. [SE17021]
Modified: 11/12/2017
Follow this link to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Hurricane Center.
Modified: 9/29/2017
Emergency preparedness information for businesses and individuals from Homeland Security.
Modified: 7/8/2017
This is a link to the official website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Modified: 6/24/2017
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) public health emergency web page.
Modified: 6/23/2017
This is a link to the official website of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Modified: 6/23/2017
This section of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website will provide up-to-date information for people with Medicare and Medicaid and providers with regards to natural disasters, extreme weather, and emergencies.
First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.