CMS Approves Indiana's Medicaid Work Requirement, Tobacco-Use Premium

February 07, 2018
Indiana is the second state in the nation to get federal permission to impose work requirements on certain Medicaid beneficiaries and will become the first state to impose higher Medicaid premiums on smokers. Under a multifaceted 1115 waiver that CMS approved Friday (Feb. 2), able-bodied adults in Indiana's Medicaid program will be required to work at least 20 hours a week or be enrolled in a qualifying job-training or educational program. Beneficiaries who do not meet the work requirement will...

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