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CMS withdraws MFAR rule

Emily Boerger | Sep 14, 2020 | Federal

Maternal mortality - a crisis situation

| Feb 19, 2020 | Texas

Our New Year is off to a fast start with quite a bit of healthcare news impacting Medicaid. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed major changes with the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR). The Department of Health and Human Services has also proposed the Healthy Adult...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: US Rep. Michael Burgess, MFAR, Primary elections

| Feb 13, 2020 | Texas

Hosting State of Reform is a tremendous experience for us each year. Last week's event in Austin with over 300 folks throughout the day was no exception. So, thank you to those who have engaged and supported us over the years - who attend our events and read our stuff....[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Health legislation, MFAR comments, Sen. Arnie Roblan

| Feb 12, 2020 | Oregon

Mental health, public health, and health care financing: we're spending our time on those topics in this edition of 5 Things We're Watching in Oregon health care. It's what I do while I wait for the Blazers to get back over .500.  (I may have time on my hands...)  So,...[ Read More ]

Medicaid Fiscal Integrity: Protecting Taxpayers and Patients

| Feb 12, 2020 | Federal

Medicaid Fiscal Integrity: Protecting Taxpayers and Patients Protecting Medicaid and ensuring it remains sustainable and able to provide access to high quality care for society’s most vulnerable populations is a top priority for the Trump administration. Medicaid plays a critical role in the fabric of our nation’s health care safety...[ Read More ]

CMS draws criticism from Texas rural hospitals over MFAR rule

Michael Goldberg | Feb 11, 2020 | Texas

Rural hospitals and stakeholders are warning that CMS's proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR) rule could have devastating impacts on rural health care and employment. The rule, published in November, is aimed at safeguarding the fiscal integrity of the Medicaid program through rules designed to ensure states receiving federal matching...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown, Sen. Merkley, Pat Allen call on CMS to withdraw MFAR rule

Emily Boerger | Feb 10, 2020 | Oregon

Leaders in Oregon are calling on the Trump administration to withdraw CMS’s proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR) rule, which they warn could have devastating impacts on the state. The rule would alter the way states are able to finance their share of Medicaid, specifically targeting provider taxes and inter-governmental transfers...[ Read More ]