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  • CMS Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Home Health Agencies and State Survey Agencies

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News, HCBS, Medicaid,

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional guidance to home health agencies in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The memoranda were developed from frequently asked questions the agency has received about interacting with patients amid COVID-19. The guidance offers information to healthcare workers on the screening, treatment and transfer procedures to follow when interacting with patients.

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  • President Trump Declares Federal Emergency

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News, HCBS, Medicaid,

    On March 13th, President Trump addressed the nation and officially declared a federal emergency in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. This declaration will trigger the availability of a variety of resources to assist states in their efforts to contain and address the spread of COVID-19.

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  • State Efforts to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: 2020 Update

    Topics: Medicaid, State News,

    This brief, made possible with support from The SCAN Foundation, examines the progress of states that were early implementers of integrated care models. It identifies key factors that drove the successful implementation of these programs and highlights opportunities for other states interested in creating or enhancing integrated care programs. Per the report, although enrollment in integrated care models has increased nearly five-fold in the past decade, fewer than 10 percent of the 12 million Americans who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are currently enrolled in an integrated program.

    Source: Center for Healthcare Strategies, Inc.

     

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  • State Efforts to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: 2020 Update

    Topics: Medicaid, State News,

    This brief, made possible with support from The SCAN Foundation, examines the progress of states that were early implementers of integrated care models. It identifies key factors that drove the successful implementation of these programs and highlights opportunities for other states interested in creating or enhancing integrated care programs. Per the report, although enrollment in integrated care models has increased nearly five-fold in the past decade, fewer than 10 percent of the 12 million Americans who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are currently enrolled in an integrated program.

    Source: Center for Healthcare Strategies, Inc.

     

    FMI To read the full brief Click Here

    Back to: IN THIS EDITION...

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  • CMS Unveils 1115 Option that Includes Block Grants and Per Capita Caps

    Topics: Federal News, Medicaid,

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the Healthy Adult Opportunity (HAO) initiative, which will allow states to carry out demonstrations under section 1115(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (the Act) to provide coverage under either an aggregate or per-capita cap financing model for certain populations without being required to comply with a list of Medicaid provisions identified by CMS.

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