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Monday, November 21, 2016

Feds Request Suggestions How Medicaid Services Can Expand To Community-Based Services

notice published in the Federal Register this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it is seeking suggestions about reforms and policy changes that the agency could pursue in order to grow availability of community-based services. 

CMS is requesting feedback from stakeholders on ways to expand community-based services while continuing to ensure choice for those who prefer institutional care. The majority of Medicaid spending is on long-term services.

Medicaid officials want to know what more can be done to provide services that promote the health and safety of beneficiaries with minimal fraud, waste and abuse. The agency also is seeking feedback on ways to strengthen the home care workforce to ensure that providers are available for a growing number of individuals needing support.

CMS is accepting public comments through Jan. 9, 2016

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