Explaining the Stewart v. Azar Decision and Implications for States

On June 29, the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, in the Stewart v. Azar case, overturned the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid 1115 waiver. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Health and Value Strategies program, together with technical assistance experts from Manatt Health, hosted a webinar to review the Stewart v. Azar decision and its potential implications for states with approved, pending or planned Medicaid waivers that include work/community engagement requirements. The webinar reviews the court’s findings and any CMS guidance. Even in states not pursuing work/community engagement requirements, the court’s findings may shape what type of analysis will be necessary to demonstrate that future waivers advance the objectives of the Medicaid statute.

Topics covered include:

  • The court’s findings
  • Next steps in the litigation process
  • Coverage implications of pending and approved 1115 waivers with work/community engagement requirements

Click here to view the webinar and download a free copy of the program.

Presenters:
Deborah Bachrach, Partner, Manatt Health
Michael Kolber, Partner, Manatt Health
April Grady, Director, Manatt Health

Date:
The webinar was held on July 24, 2018.
It was prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Support for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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