HHS Letter Sets Forth Framework for Medicaid Cost-Sharing Provisions, Extension of HCBS Rule Implementation

2017-03-19 | News

On March 14, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price and the newly-confirmed Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Seema Verma sent a letter to state governors suggesting that states should focus on ways to ensure that Medicaid "operates in a way that best serves the most vulnerable populations." The letter starts by characterizing the current Medicaid program as "outdated", "rigid", and full of federal rules that have been implemen

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