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For our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Maria

Thursday, September 21, 2017  
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Hurricane Maria and Medicare Disaster Related United States Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Claims MLN Matters Article — New

The President declared a state of emergency for the United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the HHS Secretary declared a Public Health Emergency which allows for CMS programmatic waivers based on Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. An MLN Matters Special Edition Article on Hurricane Maria and Medicare Disaster Related United States Virgin Islands and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Claims is available.  Learn about blanket waivers CMS issued for the impacted geographical areas. These waivers will prevent gaps in access to care for beneficiaries impacted by the emergency.

Check the Hurricanes webpage for current information on temporary emergency policies and waivers.


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