1135 Waiver Requests

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Division of Quality Assurance: Notifications & Updates

Attn: Medicare Fee-For-Service Providers

1135 Waiver Requests

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued blanket waivers of some Federal requirements under Section 1135(b) of the Social Security Act, applicable throughout the nation.

In regards to the specific concerns of your facility, if it appears on the blanket waivers document, CMS has waived that requirement and no additional action on your or your facility’s behalf is necessary at this time.

If you do not find that CMS has waived the specific requirement, it remains in effect and will require an 1135 waiver. In order to request a waiver of a Federal requirement not covered under the CMS blanket waivers, you must make the request on an individual basis. Those inquiries can be sent to the CMS mailbox at: ROCHISC@cms.hhs.gov. In order for CMS to expedite their review of your individual waiver request, please review this guide to ensure that requests contain all necessary information and elements.

Any additional questions regarding Section 1135 waivers should be sent to the CMS national email box at: 1135waiver@cms.hhs.gov.

For more information, please see the CMS webpage at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertEmergPrep/1135-Waivers