QUESTION:

Are the waivers announced by the Trump administration on March 13 in effect for all states, even if the State of Montana did not submit a waiver request of its own?

ANSWER:

This afternoon the American Hospital Association submitted the attached blanket waiver request to HHS. Please review and share any feedback to MHA. Several states have sent individual waiver requests to CMS. MHA has prepared a draft waiver request (attached) and shared its contents with DPHHS as the agency prepares its waiver request. Where there is alignment we can submit a joint waiver request. If there are outstanding items that require MHA to pursue, we will do so. On today’s CMS call, MHA requested clarification that the blanket waivers contained in the President’s declaration were operative. CMS confirmed that the blanket waivers are in place in all 50 states and territories.

-Rich Rasmussen, President/CEO, MHA

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