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CMS grants exemptions for Quality Program participants in FEMA disaster areas in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia affected by Hurricane Florence

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, renal dialysis facilities, long-term care hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers, as well as Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians, located in areas affected by Hurricane Florence due to the devastating impact of the storm. These healthcare providers and suppliers will be granted exceptions if they are located in one of the North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia counties listed below, all of which have been designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a major disaster county.

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Through its hospital quality improvement initiatives, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) strives to improve the care provided by the nation's hospitals and publicly display (on Hospital Compare) quality information to consumers and others.

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