Last-Minute Senate Amendment Increases Matching Funds For HCBS

By Maya Goldman / March 8, 2021 at 6:28 PM
A last-minute Senate amendment to the American Rescue Plan act includes a temporary 10% increase in federal Medicaid matching funds for home- and community-based services. The amendment brings the COVID-19 relief bill’s home- and community-based services funding on par with the HEROES Act, which also included at 10% FMAP bump for the services. While the House Democrats’ bill from last session never passed, the Senate passed the amended American Rescue Plan, on Saturday (March 6). The House-passed American Rescue...

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