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MLTSS Association Medicaid Access Rule Final Summary

CMS recently finalized the Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services rule (fact sheet). The rule finalized several provisions intended to improve access to and the quality of home and community-based services (HCBS), including the direct care worker payment passthrough and transparency requirements. In our comment letter to CMS on the proposed rule, we expressed our support for many of the proposed quality measures and initiatives but the need for additional implementation time for states and plans. CMS has included additional time for states and providers to implement these requirements, as well as other flexibilities intended to ease the burden of implementing these requirements. Members can read the final summary here.


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