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Federal Disaster Resources

This page provides federal resources that are helpful during emergencies and disasters. We also created Medicaid & CHIP disaster preparedness toolkits to provide states and territories with additional disaster-related information.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Montana for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 30, 2020.  Your follow-up communication to CMS on November 2, 2020 detailed a number of additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in Montana and requested a waiver or modification of those additional requirements.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Minnesota for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 27, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS dated October 27, 2020, includes a request for an additional flexibility we can now approve. Attached, please find a response to your request for waivers or modifications, pursuant to section 1135 of the Social Security Act (Act), to address the challenges posed by COVID-19.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Massachusetts for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 26, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on April 23, 2020 and September 29, 2020 detai1ed a number of additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in Massachusetts and requested a waiver or modification of those additional requirements.

On August 23, 2020, the President of the United States issued a proclamation that Hurricane Laura constitutes an emergency by the authorities vested in him by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including sections 201 and 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and consistent with section 1135 of the Social Security Act (Act).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Pennsylvania for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 27, 2020. Your initial 1135 request detailed a number of additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in Pennsylvania and requested a waiver or modification of those additional requirements.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of New York for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 26, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on July 17, 2020 detailed a number of additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in New York and requested a waiver or modification of those additional requirements.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Texas for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 30, 2020 and subsequently on May 22, 2020 and July 23, 2020.  Your follow-up communication to CMS on September 18, 2020 detailed two additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in Texas and requested a waiver or modification of those additional requirements.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Michigan for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on April 6, 2020.  Your initial 1135 request included requests for additional flexibilities we can now approve.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an approval to the State of Oregon for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 25, 2020; May 8, 2020; and August 20, 2020.  Your COVID-19 1115 application to CMS on April 17, 2020 detailed a number of federal requirements that pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in Oregon and requested approval of those additional components.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Maryland for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 26, 2020.  Your follow-up communication to CMS on August 25, 2020 detailed a number of additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in Maryland and requested a waiver or modification of those additional requirements.
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