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CMS Issues Section 1135 Waivers for New York and New Jersey

  • Nov 16 2012

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved waivers for New York and New Jersey under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act.  The waivers ease certain legal requirements on healthcare providers who are serving those impacted by Sandy.  The Section 1135 waiver for New York is available here.  The waivers relax the rules for providers in areas like recordkeeping, patient relocation and billing in order to ensure that individuals enrolled in federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid receive the health care items and services that they need.  New York’s waiver is retroactive to Oct. 27.

The purpose of the waivers is to temporarily waive requirements that could limit the provision of services to those affected by Sandy.  The Section 1135 waivers only apply to providers acting in good faith and would not apply to those found to be engage in fraud or abuse.

 


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