CMS Issues Waivers for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Stephen Tweed | November 5, 2012 | Newsroom
In emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) responds with flexibilities set in place by statute, ensuring that the most vulnerable populations receive the care they need. On Nov. 1, CMS held a special Open Door Forum on Hurricane Sandy and the special flexibilities given to CMS in circumstances…

In emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) responds with flexibilities set in place by statute, ensuring that the most vulnerable populations receive the care they need.

On Nov. 1, CMS held a special Open Door Forum on Hurricane Sandy and the special flexibilities given to CMS in circumstances like natural disasters. CMS policy experts described how CMS can assist agencies in exercising these flexibilities and waivers. Policy experts explained a 1135 Waiver and provided guidance on program flexibilities during an emergency.

Here is a link to a resources page with up to date information on the waivers granted for home health and hospice in those states affected by Sandy.  

Stephen Tweed
Stephen Tweed, CSP, began his journey as a business strategist in home health care in 1982. Today, Stephen is among the top thought leaders in Home Care strategy and management. He has worked with top 5% companies from across the US. He is a sought after speaker at from national and state association events.

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