Home Care Conference Call: Hurricane Sandy 1135 Waiver to New York

New Jersey Waiver Request Under Review

In emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) responds with flexibilities set in place by statute, ensuring that our most vulnerable populations receive the care they need. CMS policy experts held an Open Door Conference Call for home care providers to explain how CMS exercises flexibilities and waivers.  Policy experts explained how 1135 Waivers allow program flexibilities during an emergency, and open the lines for questions.

For providers who were unable to listen to the live call may access the Encore recording of the call until November 7, 2012.

Dial:               1-855-859-2056      
Conference ID: 64389403

The following websites provide more detailed information about Payment, Survey & Certification, and Others

  • Medicare Payment

http://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/Downloads/MedicareFFS-EmergencyQsAs1135Waiver.pdf

  • Regulatory Issues – Survey & Certification Questions

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertEmergPrep/Downloads/AllHazardsFAQs.pdf