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CMS Issues Guidance to States on Improving Medicaid Waiver Process

November 9, 2017 | Waivers/SPAs | Comments
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Stephanie Pellitt

Policy and Advocacy Associate

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance to streamline approvals of Medicaid waivers and state plan amendments. These tools are used by states to alter Medicaid benefits, eligible populations, and service delivery. While the Administration’s stated goal is to ensure Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability and promote beneficiary independence, advocates should be aware of state proposals that could limit beneficiaries’ participation in the Medicaid program.

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