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CMS Offers Comprehensive Support for Louisiana and Texas with Hurricane Laura

On August 26, 2020, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar declared public health emergencies (PHEs) in Louisiana and Texas, retroactive to August 22, 2020, for the state of Louisiana and to August 23, 2020, for the state of Texas. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided numerous waivers during the current COVID-19 pandemic, which will be available to healthcare providers to use during the duration of the COVID-19 PHE determination timeframe and for the Hurricane Laura PHE.

Additionally, CMS is taking the following administrative actions:

For additional information about this PHE visit the HHS website.

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