Providers look to pack infrastructure bills with Medicaid financing, workforce supports
Apr 02, 2021
Investments in aging services infrastructure must include a new, $6 billion Provider Relief Fund for those hardest hit by the pandemic, a permanent increase of Medicaid’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage...
State accused of withholding most COVID-19 matching funds for nursing homes
Aug 25, 2020
Nursing home stakeholders in Washington state are accusing the officials there of sitting on federal coronavirus relief funding designed to help nursing home operators struggling with increased costs during...
$3T stimulus proposal calls for MFAR delay, 14% FMAP increase, $500M SNF ‘strike team’ fund
May 14, 2020
A Medicaid proposal that providers say could cut up to $50 billion nationwide from the program annually would be barred from being finalized during the coronavirus pandemic under a $3 trillion stimulus...
Replace FMAP with Medicaid funding system that better accounts for seniors, government report says
May 15, 2013
The federal government could distribute Medicaid dollars to states more effectively by looking at data that better reflects the needs of nursing home residents and workers, according to a new report from...
HHS issues final rule on federal payment rates for new Medicaid beneficiaries
Apr 01, 2013
The federal government will pay 100% of the Medicaid costs for certain newly eligible beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed in a final rule...
GAO: Congress should increase federal Medicaid matching rates
Nov 15, 2011
Congress should consider temporarily increasing Medicaid’s Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) formula to help beleaguered state budgets, a new report suggests.
Report: States will see drop in Medicaid match rate in FY 2013
Oct 04, 2011
Most states can expect a dip in their federal match rate for Medicaid in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National Association of Medicaid Directors.
Providers, states, policy makers face tough decisions over expiration of matching Medicaid funding
Jul 01, 2011
Today is the first day without Medicaid’s extended, inflated matching pay rates of the last two years, a scenario that has state officials and providers worrying about what will come next. The bigger...
GAO: States to spend most of initial FMAP increase
Oct 12, 2010
State Medicaid programs are on track to spend roughly 94% of additional Medicaid funding from the 2009 stimulus package, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
Congress pulls through on Medicaid bill
Aug 12, 2010
You have to give credit where it’s due. Congress deserves kudos this week for passing legislation that will extend much-needed Medicaid funding to states.