CMS Approves Illinois’ 1135 Waiver Request

March 24, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today approved an additional 11 state Medicaid waiver requests under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act, including Illinois’ request submitted by the Illinois Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services.  The waivers provide relief on a number of fronts, such as prior authorization and provider enrollment requirements, suspending certain nursing home pre-admission reviews, and facilitating reimbursement to providers for care delivered in alternative settings due to facility evacuations.