CMS Approves First State Request for 1135 Medicaid Waiver in Florida

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the COVID-19 situation a national emergency which enables the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to waive certain requirements in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP under Section 1135 authority. On March 16, 2020, CMS approved the state of Florida as the first state request for an 1135 Medicaid waiver.

The waiver allows the state to modify Medicaid regulations and policies to facilitate the provision of services as the state responds to the coronavirus crisis in Florida.



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