May 8, 2021

HHS Issues Notice of Intent of Further Rulemaking on Directed Payments

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency issued a new semi-annual regulatory agenda item specifying its intent to undertake further rulemaking to impose additional conditions on Medicaid Managed Care Directed Payments. HHS cited integrity of federal funding as the basis for these new requirements. The notice lists September 2021 as the timetable for the proposed rule.