On March 23, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the state of New Hampshire’s request for a federal Section 1135 waiver to waive certain Medicaid requirements during the national public health emergency declared on March 13, 2020 due to coronavirus. The state’s request outlined requirements that pose issues or challenges for the health care delivery system in all counties in New Hampshire and requested a waiver or modification of those requirements. During a public health emergency, states may request waivers to their state prior authorization requirements, provider organization enrollment, timelines for fair hearings and appeals . . .
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