Verma Touts Approval Of TN Medicaid Funding Demo, Says Not A Block Grant

By Michelle M. Stein / January 8, 2021 at 8:08 PM
CMS Administrator Seema Verma touted as a possible national model the agency’s Friday (Jan. 8) approval of a wide-ranging Medicaid 1115 demonstration that was panned by 21 patient groups and was expected to be rescinded by the incoming Biden administration -- with Verma stressing the Trump CMS changed the state’s proposed financing mechanism for the demo and the waiver shouldn’t be considered a block grant. Under the demonstration, Tennessee will get a capped funding amount for its Medicaid program and...

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