HHS Clarifies Applicability of CMS Blanket Waivers for Flu and RSV

Published: 12/13/2022

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

In a recent letter to governors, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra addresses the strain that the confluence of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, Influenza (flu), and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), especially among children, is placing on health care and hospital systems.

The letter outlines resources available to health care systems to support response to the surge of respiratory illnesses, including flexibilities that have been in place

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