The drive toward encouraging states to implement Medicaid block grants hit a bump in the road last week when the formal guidance for states that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma suggested was imminent apparently became not-so imminent.
At the time Verma spoke, draft guidance from CMS to the states was under review by the federal Office of Management and Budget. Last week, however, CMS withdrew that draft, which also was to address state Medicaid per capita cap programs.
The bump in the road does not, however, appear to be more than a temporary detour. While CMS has not explained why the draft was withdrawn, Verma indicated that the agency still intends to provide guidance to state on Medicaid block grants and per capita spending limits.
Learn more from the McKnight’s Long-Term Care News article “CMS withdraws proposed guidance on Medicaid block grants, funding caps.”