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Medicaid Stakeholder Comments on Proposed Access Rule

09.13.2019

On September 13, Families USA was joined by twenty other national Medicaid stakeholder organizations in a comment letter to the administration on their proposal to rescind the Obama era regulation to ensure providers are paid sufficiently under Medicaid, the “Medicaid Access Monitoring Rule.”

While our organizations recognize there are concerns regarding the perceived administrative burden of the current regulatory requirements on states, we think it is misguided of the Trump administration to rescind this rule without a clear replacement. We are particularly concerned with the disproportionate impact a rescinded rule would have on people of color, who make up approximately 60% of Medicaid enrollees, and other populations struggling with health and health care inequities.

As such, our comments encourage CMS to withdraw their proposal. We also offer recommendations as CMS considers and develops a revised access monitoring process for the Medicaid program.

Click here to read the comment letter.