Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan provides states with a one-year, 10 percentage point increase in their federal medical assistance percentage for state Medicaid expenditures for HCBS.
Populations who use LTSS are particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and experiencing severe cases due to their age or because often they live with one or more chronic conditions.
Populations who use long-term services and supports (LTSS) are particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and experiencing severe cases due to their age or because they are living with one or more chronic conditions.
The nation’s nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, inpatient rehabilitation centers and home care providers are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis.
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim final rule with comment period outlining new flexibilities to pre-existing Medicare and Medicaid payment policies and provider regulations in the midst of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
The nation’s nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and home care providers—and their long-term care (LTC) workforce—are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis.
On March 27, Congress passed a third stimulus package in response to COVID-19—H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
On Sunday, March 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a suite of tools to help state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editor’s Note: Dual eligibles—those eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid—are among the most costly and complex enrollees in both programs.
Dual eligibles are an exceedingly high-need, high-cost population.