CMS Axes Verma’s 11th-Hour Policy That Aimed To Protect 1115 Waivers

By Michelle M. Stein / February 12, 2021 at 9:21 PM
CMS on Friday (Feb. 12) rescinded 11th-hour procedures instituted by Trump’s CMS chief Seema Verma to make it more difficult for the Biden administration to ax Medicaid 1115 demos that include work requirements. Biden’s CMS Acting Administrator Elizabeth Richter said Verma’s maneuver to keep state waivers in place for nine months before they could be revoked clashes with the Biden administration's need for oversight and to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The current COVID-19 pandemic and economic environment, along with...

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