On April 16, 2021, CMS rescinded its approval of Texas’ 1115 waiver, citing insufficient justification for granting an emergency exemption to the public notice requirements.
On Feb. 12, 2021, CMS rescinded the Letters of Agreements sent to states January 4, declaring that the procedures outlined in the Special Terms and Conditions of the demonstration will apply to the termination of waivers.
On January 15, 2021, CMS approved a 10-year renewal of Florida’s Section 1115 Medicaid wavier, including an extension of the State’s Low Income Pool.
On January 15, 2021, CMS approved a 10-year renewal of Texas’ Section 1115 Medicaid waiver using emergency authority to bypass notice and comment requirements. The renewed waiver will extend and expand the state’s Uncompensated Care Pool and envisions the adoption […]
On January 8, 2021, CMS approved a new 10-year TennCare III waiver establishing a fixed aggregate dollar cap on funding accompanied by increased flexibility to make program changes and an opportunity for shared savings.
On January 4, 2021, CMS requested that states with 1115 waivers sign a Letter of Agreement establishing restrictive procedural requirements for CMS to terminate their waivers.
On December 29, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved California’s request to extend its 1115 waiver demonstration, “Medi-Cal 2020,” for one year. Medi-Cal 2020 was approved for a five-year period on December 30, 2015, building off […]
On September 17, 2019, Tennessee released a draft amendment proposal to its 1115 “TennCare” waiver that would restructure its Medicaid program into a block grant. Though this option has been discussed in various states, and encouraged by CMS under Administrator […]
On May 1, 2019, CMS released a request for information to solicit ideas for developing a “State Relief and Empowerment Waiver” plan. The RFI is part of the Administration’s effort to offer states options for implementing alternative approaches to their […]
On April 22, 2019, HHS unveiled new Medicare pilot projects that would encourage primary care providers to take on greater financial risk and support providers that focus on high-need patients with chronic illnesses. The pilots are voluntary, five-year projects that will be administered […]