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  • CMS Extends PASSR Comment Period by One Month

    Topics: Federal News,

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the public comment period for the proposed Preadmission Screening and Resident Review regulation by thirty additional days. The new comment period deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on May 20, 2020. This change has been formally announced as a Notice in the Federal Register.

    FMI: The Notice is available at https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-08329.pdf.

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  • NAMD Letter to Congress on Fourth Coronavirus Response Package

    Topics: Budget and Spending, Federal News,

    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.

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  • Letter Requesting EVV Delay

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    The National Association of State Medicaid Directors, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, and ADvancing States, sent a letter to federal lawmakers requesting state administrative relief in the next legislation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, requested was a delay in the deadline for implementing Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirements that were included in the 21st Century Cures Act. Our associations collectively represent the government agencies responsible for administering a wide range of publicly funded health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults and people with disabilities in every state and territory.

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  • Stay at Home Orders

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    As states are increasingly issuing various degrees of “stay-at-home” orders, we want to assist our member DD agencies while they consider implications for Direct Support Professionals, providers, and the services offered within each state system. Please find three elements states can choose to include in “stay-at-home” and emergency response executive orders across states:

     

     

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  • SSA Suspends CDRs During Coronavirus Crisis

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a notice about its activities during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the notice, SSA will not be engaging in several activities that may be relevant to state DD systems.

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