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Stakeholders Oppose CMS Rule Tiering Medicaid Coverage During PHE

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / January 12, 2021 at 4:24 PM
A CMS rule directing states to begin tiering Medicaid beneficiary's coverage prioritizes state budgets over Congress’ intent to keep people enrolled during the pandemic, providers, plans and patient advocates say in comments sent to the agency. Congress required states to maintain their Medicaid rolls in order to receive a 6.2% bump in federal Medicaid matching funds during the public health emergency. CMS originally interpreted the requirement broadly, saying it means states must keep a beneficiary enrolled and their coverage can’t...


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