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Emergency Management - Locating CMS 1135 Waiver Information

Where can an organization locate updated information regarding Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS 1135 waivers ?

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Organizations that use Joint Commission accreditation for deemed status purposes should monitor the CMS website as waivers are being approved frequently and may include state-specific waivers. Click here to access the CMS website for COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers.

Additional Resources:
The Joint Commission:   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and Resources
Click here to access the CMS definition of an 1135 Waiver available at
Last updated on July 26, 2021
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Emergency Management EM

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