Guidance: CMS Blanket Waivers

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

The Federal Government is taking aggressive actions and exercising regulatory flexibilities to help healthcare providers combat and contain the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMMS) is empowered to take proactive steps through 1135 waivers. 

CMS issued blanket waivers on March 13, 2020, which are available here:

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid19-emergency-declaration-health-care-providers-fact-sheet.pdf 

The following webpage will have the latest blanket waivers of federal laws:

https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16