CMS Fact Sheets on COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Waivers and Flexibilities

Published: 08/26/2022

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

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) using section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA) has temporarily modified or waived certain Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or HIPAA requirements, using 1135 waivers. There are different kinds of 1135 waivers, including Medicare blanket waivers.  When there's an emergency, sections 1135 or 1812(f) of the SSA allow the use of blanket waivers to help beneficiaries acces

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