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CMS Section 1135 Medicaid Waivers

CMS yesterday approved section 1135 Medicaid waivers for 11 states, including New JerseyNorth Carolina, and Virginia. (Florida had a waiver approved on March 16.) These waivers cover issues such as provider enrollment, pre-admission screening and annual assessments for nursing facility residents, the provision of services in alternative (unlicensed) facilities, and prior authorization requirements.