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CMS Announces New Tool for Submission of 1135 Waiver Requests

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new online tool to streamline the submission of 1135 waiver requests and inquiries for providers.  

The new web-based platform should be used for all 1135 waiver requests and/or public health emergency-related inquiries submitted on or after Jan. 11. CHA supported the agency’s recent proposal to establish an automated process for submitting 1135 waiver requests.   

The online platform is located at CMS PHE Emergency Web Portal and is accessible by desktop or mobile device using Chrome or Firefox browsers. As requested by CHA in its comments, hospitals can submit requests for all facilities affiliated with an organization by submitting multiple identification numbers. Members are encouraged to view the CMS YouTube 1135 Waiver and Inquiry Web Training on the new system.  

Waiver requests related to physician self-referral, also known as Stark Law, are here.