COVID-19 Congressional Relief Legislation – Enhancing Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS)

The House Energy and Commerce Committee COVID-19 relief package fact sheet (posted AAHD Feb 11) summarizes the proposed temporary Medicaid match rate (FMAP) increase of 7.35% for HCBS services for one year. On the Senate side, 31 U.S. Senators wrote the President expressing their support for a strengthened Medicaid HCBS program. Available here is the Feb 5 letter of 31 Senators and the one page overview of the Senator Casey (D-PA) HCBS legislation.