Emergency Preparedness News and Announcements

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration BlanketWaivers for Health Care Providers

The Trump Administration is taking aggressive actions and exercising regulatory flexibilities to help healthcareproviders contain the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  CMS is empowered to takeproactive steps through 1135 waivers as well as, where applicable, authority granted under section 1812(f) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and rapidly expand the Administration’s aggressive efforts against COVID-19. As a result, the following blanket waivers are in effect, with a retroactive effective date of March 1, 2020 through the end of the emergency declaration. Click on the image below to read or download the full document.