38 States Have Increased HCBS Payments During the Pandemic

To keep vulnerable Americans at home and out of riskier long-term care settings during the pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave states an unprecedented ability to temporarily modify their Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs. But while the emergency waivers issued by CMS helped limit the spread of the …

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