CMS Allows States To Use Block Grants For Parts Of Medicaid Programs

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / January 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM
CMS on Thursday (Jan. 29) unveiled guidance that would allow states to receive a block grant for optional Medicaid populations -- adults under the age of 65 who wouldn’t otherwise be eligible under the traditional Medicaid program. In exchange for accepting a cap on federal funding for beneficiaries in the program, states would have more leeway to decide what benefits to cover and would get a streamlined process to add work requirements and other restrictions. Even before CMS formally announced...

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