CMS Updates COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Specific Providers

Published: 04/07/2022

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and under authority set out at section 1135 of the Social Security Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted several temporary emergency declaration blanket waivers which were intended to provide health care providers with extra flexibilities required to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to CMS, while the waivers of regulatory requirements have provided flexibility in how nursing homes may operate, the

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