As a result of the COVID pandemic and Public Health Emergency (“PHE”), Congress enacted legislation requiring states claiming an increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (“FMAP”) to implement continuous enrollment. States claiming the temporary 6.2 percentage point increase in the FMAP have not been permitted to terminate enrollment for most individuals enrolled in Medicaid […]
Friday, CMS announced that they were taking steps to protect nursing home residents’ health and safety considering the lessening urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS aims to begin phasing out some temporary emergency declaration waivers that have been in effect throughout the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). During the PHE, CMS used a combination of […]
Early last month, Partner Erin Saylor, and Senior Associate Katie Van Lake, presented at the The Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Association (INHAA). Their presentation, “AR Solutions for a Post-COVID World,” is now available as a recording courtesy of INHAA.
Following Thursday’s Supreme Court decision in Biden, et al. v. Missouri, et al., No. 21A240; and Becerra, et al. v. Louisiana, et al., No. 21A240 (Jan. 13, 2022) the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare’s (“CMS”) requirement that healthcare providers certified to accept Medicaid or Medicare mandate COVID-19 vaccination for their employees, CMS issued updated guidance to the 24 states impacted by the […]
Yesterday afternoon, the US Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision resolving the conflict between the various Circuit courts and upholding the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare’s (“CMS”) requirement that any healthcare provider certified to accept Medicaid or Medicare would be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for its employees or face monetary fines for noncompliance. As […]