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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 Oregon for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 25, 2020.  Your follow-up communication to CMS on January 12, 2021 indicated Oregon’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its ability to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) to fulfill the requirements outlined in section 1006(b) of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).

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 Disaster Relief SPA submission, Transmittal Number 20-0048, submitted on August 25, 2020, and follow-up communication on October 7, 2020, detailed an additional federal requirement that also poses issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in New York and requested a modification of an additional requirement.

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 January 12, 2021, indicated New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its ability to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) to fulfill the requirements outlined in section 1006(b) of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Wyoming for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 27, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on January 13, 2021 indicated Wyoming’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its ability to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) to fulfill the requirements outlined in section 1006(b) of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Oklahoma for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 24, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on January 19, 2021 detailed a number of additional federal requirements that also pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in Oklahoma 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 Nebraska for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on April 2, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on January 14, 2021, indicated Nebraska’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its ability to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) to fulfill the requirements outlined in section 1006(b) of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Kansas for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 25, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on January 7, 2021, indicated Kansas’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its ability to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) to fulfill the requirements outlined in section 1006(b) of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Colorado for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 26, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on January 12, 2021, indicated Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its ability to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) to fulfill the requirements outlined in section 1006(b) of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Arizona for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 23, 2020. Your follow-up communications to CMS on February 12, 2021 and March 16, 2021 indicated Arizona’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its ability to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) to fulfill the requirements outlined in section 1006(b) of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted an initial approval to the State of Vermont for multiple section 1135 flexibilities on March 30, 2020. Your follow-up communication to CMS on January 14, 2021 indicated Vermont’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its ability to submit a state plan amendment (SPA) to fulfill the requirements outlined in section 1006(b) of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (“SUPPORT Act”).
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