Track 1: Building and Sustaining Resilient Communities
Kristen Finne, BA
Director, HHS emPOWER Program/Senior Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response/Emergency Management and Medical Operations
Disasters disrupt access to home oxygen and cause loss or damage to critical prescriptions, medical equipment, and prosthetics, as individuals with access and functional needs (AFN) evacuate to shelters. The session will provide information on federal declared disaster CMS waivers, which help to reconnect Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries to care, and rapidly address their needs.