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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.

On February 9, 2018, the President signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA), which includes Medicaid disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

In a letter dated November 15, 2018, for those providers not already enrolled with another State Medicaid Agency or Medicare, CMS waived certain screening requirements so California may provisionally, temporarily, enroll the providers.

In a letter dated October 25, 2018, for those providers not already enrolled with another State Medicaid Agency or Medicare, CMS waived certain screening requirements so Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands may provisionally, temporarily, enroll the providers.

In a letter dated October 12, 2018, for those providers not already enrolled with another State Medicaid Agency or Medicare, CMS waived certain screening requirements so Georgia may provisionally, temporarily, enroll the providers.

In a letter dated October 11, 2018, CMS granted Florida 1135 waivers requested after Hurricane Michael.

In a letter dated October 10, 2018, for those providers not already enrolled with another State Medicaid Agency or Medicare, CMS waived certain screening requirements so Florida may provisionally, temporarily, enroll the providers.

In a letter dated September 13, 2018, for those providers not already enrolled with another State Medicaid Agency or Medicare, CMS waived certain screening requirements so the North Carolina may provisionally, temporarily, enroll the providers.

In a letter dated September 17, 2018, CMS granted South Carolina 1135 waivers requested after Hurricane Florence.

In a letter dated September 17, 2018, CMS granted North Carolina 1135 waivers requested after Hurricane Florence.

In a letter dated September 13, 2018, for those providers not already enrolled with another State Medicaid Agency or Medicare, CMS waived certain screening requirements so the Virginia may provisionally, temporarily, enroll the providers.
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