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Waiver or Modification of Requirements Issued for NY

On October, 31, 2012, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary for the Department of Health & Human Services, informed Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader, United States Senate, and Speaker of the House John Boehner, that as a consequence of Hurricane Sandy in New York, she has determined that a public health emergency exists and has existed since October 27, 2012 in the State of New York, and that on November 2, 2012, she intends to waive or modify certain HIPPAA and Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements as indicated in the Waiver or Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act.  These waivers or modifications will become effective at 12:00 PM EST on November 2, 2012, and will be retroactive to October 27, 2012.  We expect that CMS may issue additional details following execution of this waiver by Secretary Sebelius.   

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