Current emergencies

Current emergencies

Here’s information and updates about natural disasters, man-made incidents, and public health emergencies that are happening now. Find more information on ongoing or past emergencies.

2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019

When President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020, CMS took action nationwide to aggressively respond to COVID-19.

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in the entire United States on January 31, 2020 giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective January 27, 2020

 Get waiver & flexibility information

General information & updates:

  • Coronavirus.gov is the source for the latest information about COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and answers to common questions.
  • USA.gov has the latest information about what the U.S. Government is doing in response to COVID-19.
  • CDC.gov/coronavirus has the latest public health and safety information from CDC and for the overarching medical and health provider community on COVID-19.

Read our Coronavirus disease 2019 press releases

Telehealth guidance:

Clinical & technical guidance:

For all clinicians

For all health care providers 

For health care facilities 

For labs

For Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations

Billing & coding guidance:

Survey & certification guidance:

Coverage guidance:

Provider enrollment guidance:

Medicaid & CHIP guidance:

Marketplace plan guidance:

Medicare Advantage plan guidance:

Open Payments guidance:

Partner & stakeholder resources:

Consumer information:

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Puerto Rico earthquake

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in Puerto Rico on January 8, 2020 giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective December 28, 2019.

You can read the blanket waivers (PDF) for Puerto Rico earthquake

You can also see:

 

2019

Hurricane Dorian

Find information about Hurricane Dorian on our Past Emergencies Hurricanes page.

Tropical Storm Barry

Find information about Tropical Storm Barry on our Past Emergencies Hurricanes page.

 

 

 

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05/18/2020 04:00 PM