President Biden and Secretary Becerra Discuss Medicaid Access Rule

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Recent comments from leaders within the Executive Branch foreshadow a required passthrough within the Medicaid Access Final rule, which will likely be released before the end of April. On Tuesday, April 9th, President Joe Biden addressed a gathering of advocates focused on the “care economy,” a term used to encompass the childcare and long-term care […]

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President Biden and Secretary Becerra Discuss Medicaid Access Rule

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Recent comments from leaders within the Executive Branch foreshadow a required passthrough within the Medicaid Access Final rule, which will likely be released before the end of April. On Tuesday, April 9th, President Joe Biden addressed a gathering of advocates focused on the “care economy,” a term used to encompass the childcare and long-term care […]

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HHS Makes Ownership Data for Medicare-Certified Hospice and HHAs Publicly Available

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On April 20, 2023, in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on promoting competitiony, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began releasing ownership data for all Medicare-certified hospice and home health agencies. For the first time, anyone can now review detailed information on the ownership of more than 6,000 hospices and 11,000 home […]

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Accessing Most Medicaid & CHIP Benefits Will Not Affect Immigration Status

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On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule applicable to noncitizens who receive or wish to apply for benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and States that support low-income families and adults. The rule, which details how DHS will interpret the […]

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HHS Expands HCBS for Elderly, People with Disabilities

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More than 40 states and territories will now participate in Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person demonstration program, which has provided billions to help seniors and people with disabilities safely transition from institutional care to their homes and communities On August 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for […]

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Feds Extends American Rescue Plan Spending Deadline for States to Expand Medicaid HCBS

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States will have an additional year to use American Rescue Plan funds to strengthen the home care workforce and expand access to services On Friday, June 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is notifying states that they now have an additional year […]

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Feds Extend American Rescue Plan Spending Deadline for States to Expand Medicaid HCBS

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States will have an additional year to use American Rescue Plan funds to strengthen the home care workforce and expand access to services On Friday, June 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is notifying states that they now have an additional year […]

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Feds Extend American Rescue Plan Spending Deadline for States to Expand Medicaid HCBS

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States will have an additional year to use American Rescue Plan funds to strengthen the home care workforce and expand access to services On Friday, June 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is notifying states that they now have an additional year […]

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Surgeon General Advisory Sounds Alarm on Health Worker Burnout and Resignation

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United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s Advisory highlighting the urgent need to address the health worker burnout crisis across the country. Health workers, including physicians, nurses, community and public health workers, nurse aides, among others, have long faced systemic challenges in the health care system even before the COVID-19 pandemic, leading […]

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Surgeon General Advisory Sounds Alarm on Health Worker Burnout and Resignation

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United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s Advisory highlighting the urgent need to address the health worker burnout crisis across the country. Health workers, including physicians, nurses, community and public health workers, nurse aides, among others, have long faced systemic challenges in the health care system even before the COVID-19 […]

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Surgeon General Advisory Sounds Alarm on Health Worker Burnout and Resignation

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United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s Advisory highlighting the urgent need to address the health worker burnout crisis across the country. Health workers, including physicians, nurses, community and public health workers, nurse aides, among others, have long faced systemic challenges in the health care system even before the COVID-19 pandemic, leading […]

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New CMS Website Will Share Innovative State Actions to Expand Medicaid HCBS

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CMS also approves earlier application for Alabama’s section 1115 demonstration to improve access to home and community-based services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new “one-stop shop” for state Medicaid agencies and stakeholders on Medicaid.gov to advance transparency and innovation for home and community-based services. Home and community-based services allow […]

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