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Kentucky Section 1135 Waivers

March 27, 2020

CMS granted several Section 1135 waivers to Kentucky, noted in this letter. The waivers include an allowance for temporary Medicaid enrollment of providers who are enrolled in Medicare or another state’s Medicaid and a waiver of prior authorization and medical necessity processes in Medicaid fee for service. The waivers are effective March 1, 2020, unless noted in the letter. CMS did not address several additional waiver requests that Kentucky made but advised that it is continuing to review them.