Medicare FFS Response to the 2018 California Wildfires MLN Matters Article — New
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November 15, 2018

Medicare FFS Response to the 2018 California Wildfires MLN Matters Article — New

The President declared a state of emergency for the state of California, and the HHS Secretary declared a Public Health Emergency, which allows for a CMS programmatic waivers based on Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. An MLN Matters Special Edition Article on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the 2018 California WildfiresExternal PDF 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.


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