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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 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.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of South Dakota for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 24, 2020.  Your follow-up communication to CMS on July 23, 2020 detailed an additional federal requirement that also poses issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in South Dakota and requested a waiver or modification of that additional requirement.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of North Carolina for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 23, 2020.  Your follow-up communication to CMS on August 13, 2020 detailed a number of additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in North Carolina 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 Connecticut for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 23, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on July 20, 2020 detailed a number of additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in Connecticut and requested a waiver or modification of those additional requirements.

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