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April 28, 2021 | Daily News

Nursing homes say $400 billion -- which President Joe Biden has targeted at home and community care in his infrastructure proposal -- is large enough to include investments in their facilities as well as care in individuals’ homes, but other long-term care stakeholders say home- and community-based services have long been underfunded and should be prioritized.

April 28, 2021 | Daily News

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living says nursing homes need additional provider relief, funding for infection prevention and structural updates as the pandemic wears on and occupancy levels are down in nursing homes across the country.

April 27, 2021 | Daily News

More than a month after a court order vacating the Trump-era public charge rule went into effect, stakeholders are pleased with the federal government’s efforts to get the word out about the policy change, but they say meaningfully reducing Medicaid chill will be a heavy lift, especially considering recent attempts by some states to get courts to revive the Trump-era rule.

April 26, 2021 | Daily News

Assisted living facilities are urging Congress and the Biden administration to send them more COVID-19 relief as they face $15 billion in losses and as some facilities have been waiting since September to receive the targeted provider relief they applied for.

April 23, 2021 | Daily News

The National Health Law Program and Tennessee Justice Center on Thursday (April 22) sued to overturn an 11th-hour move by the Trump CMS to approve Tennessee’s capped Medicaid funding demonstration without giving those affected the required public comment period.

April 22, 2021 | Daily News

The Texas House of Representatives failed to pass an amendment to the state budget Thursday (April 22) that would have effectively expanded Medicaid eligibility in the state.

April 22, 2021 | Daily News

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association wants to reduce racial disparities in maternal health by 50% over the next five years by implementing region-specific programs like providing unconscious bias training to physicians or by pushing legislative reforms, like expanding Medicaid postpartum coverage and passing the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act.

April 22, 2021 | Daily News

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) asked for time to meet with the White House chief of staff to discuss the Texas 1115 Medicaid waiver rescission before the Senate Finance Committee’s vote on Chiquita Brooks-LaSure's confirmation for CMS administrator Thursday morning (April 22), but the committee’s vote was not postponed and ultimately resulted in a tie.

April 21, 2021 | Daily News

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) placed a hold on a floor vote to confirm Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS administrator, citing the agency’s decision last Friday (April 16) to revoke a 10-year extension of a Texas 1115 Medicaid waiver that let the state use federal funding to boost its uncompensated care pool.

April 20, 2021 | Daily News

The Senate Finance Committee will vote on the nominations of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure for CMS administrator and Andrea Palm for HHS deputy secretary on Thursday (April 22), the committee announced Tuesday.

April 19, 2021 | Daily News

Lawmakers from both parties are interested in reducing barriers to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders, though some Republican lawmakers said at a House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee hearing last week that expanding access to treatment without comprehensive care plans would not be productive.

April 16, 2021 | Daily News

CMS Friday (April 16) revoked an 11th-hour move by the Trump administration to grant Texas a 10-year extension of its 1115 waiver that includes federal funding for the state’s uncompensated care funding pool that reimburses hospitals for caring for the uninsured.

April 16, 2021 | Daily News

Health policy experts say that with holdout states still unlikely to budge on Medicaid expansion, the Biden administration could create a targeted federal program similar to a public option or give access to a free plan on the marketplace to the millions of Americans in the so-called “Medicaid gap,” but the policy must be carefully crafted to not incentivize expansion states to drop coverage.

April 15, 2021 | Daily News

Senators focused Thursday (April 15) in a confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s CMS administrator and deputy HHS secretary nominees on the administration’s recent revocation of Medicaid work requirement waivers and its proposals to lower the Medicare age threshold and increase funding for home and community-based services.

April 15, 2021 | Daily News

Some lawmakers on the House Appropriations HHS subcommittee praised funding for maternal health in HHS’s skinny discretionary budget during a hearing Thursday (April 15), but Republicans and Democrats were divided on whether HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra should keep the Hyde Amendment in his final budget request.

April 14, 2021 | Daily News

Information blocking rules that went into effect last Monday (April 5) are causing confusion among providers due to lack of guidance from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, health IT stakeholders say.

April 14, 2021 | Daily News

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission staff will focus future Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans work on potentially limiting enrollment to full benefit duals and examining the pros and cons of requiring state review of D-SNP marketing materials, staff said at an April 8 meeting.

April 13, 2021 | Daily News

Although the Congressional Progressive Caucus did not include extending the Affordable Care Act’s enhanced tax credits in its wish list for the next legislative package, a source familiar with the discussions says progressives do support making the American Rescue Package policies permanent -- but they want savings gleaned from drug-pricing reforms to go toward expanding public health programs and not just toward bolstering the ACA.

April 12, 2021 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra approved the department’s first 1115 wavier that will let a state extend their Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to one year after an enrollee gives birth and, at the same time, HHS announced it’s expanding a program meant to help new mothers access care in rural communities, investing $12 million over the next four years.

April 12, 2021 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra approved the department’s first 1115 wavier that will let a state extend their Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to one year after an enrollee gives birth and, at the same time, HHS announced it’s expanding a program meant to help new mothers access care in rural communities, investing $12 million over the next four years.

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