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CMS Activates Emergency System to Fill Evacuees Prescriptions

Hayes, H. (2008). CMS Activates Emergency System to Fill Evacuees Prescriptions. Government Health IT.

The author of this article discusses how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) activated the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. EPAP provides financial assistance to uninsured disaster victims to cover one refill of existing prescriptions. It may also be used to replace equipment (e.g., walkers and wheelchairs) left behind or lost as people evacuated.
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