COVID-19 HHS Declared Public Health Emergency Likely Throughout 2021

AAHD has joined a Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) thank you letter to HHS officials for announcing to the nation’s governors that the COVID-19 public health emergency will likely last throughout 2021. Available here is the February 23 letter to:  Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of the Secretary, Norris Cochran; Acting Assistant Secretary for […]

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

23 U.S. Senators have written their colleagues supporting the House Energy and Commerce Committee recommended increase in federal Medicaid matching for HCBS as part of the COVID-19 Relief Legislation. Available here are the February 17 letter by 23 Senators and the Senator Hassan (NH) press release on their effort. […]

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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 […]

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