NAMD Letter to Congress on Fourth Coronavirus Response Package

Topics: Budget and Spending, Federal News,

On April 13, The National Association of Medicaid (NAMD) sent a letter to Congressional leaders requesting urgent action to address resource gaps for critical Medicaid providers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Specifically, NAMD requests: 

  • An additional enhancement to federal match of 5.8 percentage points, combining with the current enhancement to bring total enhanced match to 12 percentage points;
  • The ability for states to make immediate supportive payments to financially fragile Medicaid providers at risk of closure due to significantly decreased service utilization;
  • Delaying the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule by two years, and
  • Delaying by one year federal match reductions for states without Electronic Visit Verification systems in place for Medicaid personal care services.

FMI: Read the letter at https://medicaiddirectors.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NAMD-Medicaid-Requests-for-COVID-19-Legislation.pdf.