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CMS Offers Medicare Enrollment Relief for Americans Affected by Recent Disasters
Oct 30, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving individuals who have been impacted by the wildfires in California and the recent hurricanes additional time to enroll in Medicare Part B and premium-Part A if they were unable to make a request during the initial and special enrollment periods.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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CMS Takes Steps to Help with Hurricane Nate Emergency Response
Oct 10, 2017 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced agency efforts to support Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi in response to Hurricane Nate, including waivers for hospitals and other healthcare facilities and special enrollment periods for hurricane victims. CMS is also allowing healthcare providers helping with recovery efforts to receive temporary billing privileges and licensed dialysis facilities not certified to provide care for Medicare beneficiaries to gain temporary Medicare provider status.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Last Updated: 10/31/2017