Azar: CMS Will Work With States On Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule

By Michelle M. Stein / February 13, 2020 at 5:43 PM
HHS Secretary Alex Azar assured senators on Thursday (Feb. 13) that CMS would work with states on their Medicaid financing if the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation is finalized, just one day after CMS Administrator Seema Verma called critics of the rule alarmist and concerns about potential Medicaid funding cuts under the rule overblown. Azar testified before the Senate Finance Committee about the president’s fiscal 2021 budget proposal Thursday (Feb. 13), where he faced a number of concerns from Democrats worried...

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