NAMD Letter to Congress on Fourth Coronavirus Response Package
On April 13, The National Association of Medicaid (NAMD) sent a letter to Congressional leaders requesting urgent action to address resource gaps for critical Medicaid providers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Specifically, NAMD requests:
- An additional enhancement to federal match of 5.8 percentage points, combining with the current enhancement to bring total enhanced match to 12 percentage points;
- The ability for states to make immediate supportive payments to financially fragile Medicaid providers at risk of closure due to significantly decreased service utilization;
- Delaying the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule by two years, and
- Delaying by one year federal match reductions for states without Electronic Visit Verification systems in place for Medicaid personal care services.
FMI: Read the letter at https://medicaiddirectors.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NAMD-Medicaid-Requests-for-COVID-19-Legislation.pdf.