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Officials Lay Out Rules for Expanding Medicaid’s Home-Based Care

May 13, 2021, 9:06 PM

States can get a boost to their federal Medicaid payments for covering at-home nursing services to reduce their waiting lists for home and community-based service under guidance released Thursday.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services laid out how states can get a 10% increase in the federal portion of their Medicaid payments to increase access to home- and community-based services for Medicaid beneficiaries.

States have wanted to offer a wider range of services or boost wages for home health workers, but often can’t because of funding shortages, Rachel Pryor, a counselor for health policy at the Department of Health ...

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