Technical Assistance Collective Releases Report on American Rescue Plan HCBS Evaluations

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Technical Assistance Collective, a grant-funded group of organizations focused on supporting state Medicaid agencies implement the HCBS ARPA spending plan initiatives, released a report that summarizes state activities to evaluate the ARPA activities. The report is largely theoretical and focuses on the evaluation activities, […]

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CMS Releases Summary of State ARPA Spending Plans

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On January 4, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS) released a document summarizing the 51 spending plans that specify how each state and the District of Columbia is spending the enhanced federal funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The state spending summaries follow the release of a national spending report […]

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CMS Releases Data on American Rescue Plan Spending

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On December 12, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released information on how State Medicaid Agencies have used the enhanced funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). According to the CMS data: The full dataset is available online at: https://www.medicaid.gov/sites/default/files/2023-12/arp-sec9817-overview-infographic_0.pdf.

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White House Hosts Event on American Rescue Plan HCBS Funding

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On December 12, 2023, the White House hosted an event dedicated to enhanced funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The discussion focused heavily on the benefits of the ARPA funding to direct care workers and on the state use of funds to increase wages. Presenters frequently referred to […]

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CMS Releases Data on American Rescue Plan Spending

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On December 12, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released information on how State Medicaid Agencies have used the enhanced funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). According to the CMS data: The full dataset is available online at: https://www.medicaid.gov/sites/default/files/2023-12/arp-sec9817-overview-infographic_0.pdf.

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CMS Issues Guidance on Direct Care Worker Registries

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On December 12, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an informational bulletin on the development of Direct Care Worker Registries. Although CMS’ guidance does not include any new policy, it reminds states of the ability to develop these registries and use them as tools to support workforce retention, recruitment, and credentialing. […]

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CMS Issues Guidance on Direct Care Worker Registries

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On December 12, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an informational bulletin on the development of Direct Care Worker Registries. Although CMS’ guidance does not include any new policy, it reminds states of the ability to develop these registries and use them as tools to support workforce retention, recruitment, and credentialing. […]

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White House Hosts Event on American Rescue Plan HCBS Funding

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On December 12, 2023, the White House hosted an event dedicated to enhanced funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The discussion focused heavily on the benefits of the ARPA funding to direct care workers and on the state use of funds to increase wages. Presenters frequently […]

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CMS Releases Data on American Rescue Plan Spending

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On December 12, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released information on how State Medicaid Agencies have used the enhanced funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). According to the CMS data: The full dataset is available online at: https://www.medicaid.gov/sites/default/files/2023-12/arp-sec9817-overview-infographic_0.pdf.

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NAHC to Congress: Time for a Big Permanent Investment in HCBS

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NAHC and a group of likeminded organizations have written to leaders of Congress, urging them to make a large permanent investment in home and community-based services (HCBS). The American Rescue Plan Act funding allowed states to provide hazard pay to the direct care workforce and maintain access to vital HCBS that have enabled people with disabilities and older […]

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NAHC to Congress: Time for a Big Permanent Investment in HCBS

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NAHC and a group of likeminded organizations have written to leaders of Congress, urging them to make a large permanent investment in home and community-based services (HCBS). The American Rescue Plan Act funding allowed states to provide hazard pay to the direct care workforce and maintain access to vital HCBS that have enabled people with disabilities and older […]

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NAHC to Congress: Time for a Big Permanent Investment in HCBS

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NAHC and a group of likeminded organizations have written to leaders of Congress, urging them to make a large permanent investment in home and community-based services (HCBS). The American Rescue Plan Act funding allowed states to provide hazard pay to the direct care workforce and maintain access to vital HCBS that have enabled people with disabilities […]

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