Guyer and Mann Quoted in Modern Healthcare on MFAR Amid COVID-19

CMS should toss proposed MFAR rule, experts say
– Modern Healthcare

Manatt Health managing director Jocelyn Guyer and partner Cindy Mann spoke with Modern Healthcare on the impact that CMS’s proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR) is having on states’ abilities to effectively and efficiently respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the article, Guyer noted that Medicaid is an anti-cyclical program, meaning that “more people become eligible as they lose their jobs, their income and their insurance.” As a result, states are left in a precarious position when it comes to funding their Medicaid programs amid the MFAR proposed rule. Mann added that it is "very difficult for states to do planning today with a proposed rule that would significantly overhaul the sources of funds that states have available.”

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