NHeLP Urges HHS to Reject Plan to Weaken Medicaid Equal Access Provisions

Executive Summary

National Health Law Program in comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urges the rejection of a plan being pushed by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to weaken Medicaid regulations intended to ensure that CMS is enforcing “access to covered services in state Medicaid programs.” Verma’s plan would weaken Medicaid’s equal access regulations by “exempting many states and most rate cuts from rigorous reporting requirements.”

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