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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
CMS has announced that efforts are currently underway to support Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and South Carolina in response to Hurricane Dorian and the Public Health Emergencies declared there. CMS is working to ensure hospitals and other facilities can continue operations and provide access to care in the aftermath of Dorian.
Other key actions CMS will take in response to the Public Health Emergency (PHE):
Administrative Relief from Medical Review During a Disaster
As per the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (PIM) CMS IOM 100-08, Chapter 3.8, in the event of a disaster, MACs shall grant temporary MR administrative relief to any affected provider for up to six months. Administrative relief is to be granted to providers on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the following guidelines:
If your organization meets the guidelines above related to the recent storms, and you are unable to respond to an Additional Documentation Request (ADR) associated with a Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) Review, please contact the Medical Review Department via the contact information listed on the ADR to request administrative relief.
For more information on Hurricane Dorian and the actions CMS is taking, visit the CMS website.
Please visit CMS' Current Emergency web page for more information and resources.
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