CMS Grants 1135 Waivers To 11 Additional States

By James Romoser / March 24, 2020 at 5:32 PM
CMS on Monday (March 23) approved emergency Medicaid waivers for 11 more states, giving them more flexibility to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The 1135 waivers eliminate some prior authorization requirements and provider enrollment requirements, suspend certain nursing home pre-admission reviews, and ease reimbursement to providers for care delivered in alternative settings due to facility evacuations, among other flexibilities. The agency has now granted 13 such waivers. It approved the first waiver, for Florida, on March 17 , followed quickly...

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