CMS Wants To Repeal Rule Allowing Medicaid Money To Go Directly To Unions

July 11, 2018
CMS is proposing to roll back an Obama-era regulation that allows states to use Medicaid money to pay the union dues of independent home health workers. Conservatives have derisively called the practice "dues skimming," and argued that some blue states are taking a portion of Medicaid payments meant for caregivers and diverting it to unions, sometimes without the caregivers realizing it. In a proposed rule released Tuesday (July 10), CMS said it wants to end the practice. "The law provides...

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