Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in Alaska on December 3, 2018, giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective November 30, 2018.
The PHE expired on February 27, 2019.
- Alaska earthquake 1135 waiver
- Alaska earthquake 1812(f) waiver (PDF)
- Alaska earthquake Medicaid provider enrollment disaster relief waiver
Read the blanket waivers (PDF) for the Alaska earthquake.
You can also see:
- Provider survey and certification frequently asked questions (FAQs) (PDF) about declared public health emergencies
- FAQs about the Medicare fee-for-service emergency-related policies and procedures that may be implemented without an 1135 waiver (PDF)
- FAQs about the Medicare fee-for-service emergency-related policies and procedures that may be implemented only with an 1135 waiver (PDF)
- Provider enrollment FAQs (PDF)
- Guidance about Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) during an emergency or disaster (PDF)
- More details about waivers and flexibilities
- Our MLN Matters article, Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the 2018 Alaska Earthquake (PDF)