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New Medicaid Rule Stresses Providers



Unnamed (4)Governors, health care providers, and several lawmakers want the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to retract a rule designed to increase transparency in Medicaid spending.

More than 3,900 comments from the public were accepted by the CMS regarding the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR), a rule published in the Federal Register in November 2019. 

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D), U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), The American Hospital Association, the American Health Care Association, nursing homes and lawmakers in other states have submitted comments to CMS calling for the retraction of the proposal. The comment period ended on February 1, 2020. 

If enacted, MFAR would establish new reporting requirements for supplemental payments to healthcare providers and change how state governments may to finance Medicaid programs. 



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