Inside CMS - 03/21/2019

CMS Releases Long-Awaited Medicaid Work Requirement Guidance

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
March 14, 2019 at 7:09 PM
CMS released a long-awaited guidance to counsel states on how to implement and evaluate 1115 waivers in Medicaid , particularly work-requirement programs, including an implementation template, a monitoring report template and evaluation design guidance on Thursday (March 14). CMS offers hypotheses states could pose when applying for a waiver, such as: “Medicaid beneficiaries subject to community engagement requirements will have higher employment levels, including work in subsidized, unsubsidized, or self-employed settings, than Medicaid beneficiaries not subject to the requirements.” The...

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