The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday approved a Section 1115 demonstration waiver for Indiana that will require some adult beneficiaries to work or participate in other “community engagement” activities, such as job training or volunteer work, to remain eligible for coverage. The waiver extends the Healthy Indiana Plan through 2020 with other reforms, including a premium surcharge for beneficiaries who use tobacco and a new funding authority to expand treatment options for Medicaid enrollees struggling with opioid addiction or substance abuse. CMS last month issued policy guidance for states proposing demonstration projects that require or encourage working-aged Medicaid beneficiaries who are not pregnant or disabled to participate in work or other “community engagement” activities, subsequently approving the first such waiver for Kentucky. At least eight other states have submitted proposals that include community engagement initiatives: Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Utah and Wisconsin.
AHA Model Comment Letter on DHS Proposed Rule on Impact of Public Benefit Receipt on Immigration Status
The Department of Homeland Security’s recent proposed rule could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status based on their receipt of public
Special Bulletin: CMS proposed rule would make changes to Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations
The CMS, Nov. 8 released a proposed rule that would make changes to the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care regulations and,…
Special Bulletin: DHS Issues Proposed Rule on Impact of Public Benefit Receipt on Immigration Status
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sept. 22 announced a proposed rule that could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status, such as ability to…
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ calendar year 2019 proposed rule for the Home Health prospective payment system.
Letter to the Senate Finance Committee leadership supporting the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorders Act of 2018.