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Lawmakers Urge HHS to Include HCBS in Medicaid Access Rule

July 11, 2016
In a letter dated July 5, Senate Finance Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to include hospital and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in the review process set forth by the recently-finalized Medicaid Access rule. (See WICs article, "ANCOR Analysis of Medicaid Access Rule Available," November 16, 2015.) The lawmakers thanked HHS for finalizing the rule, but believes that the scope should be expanded to include these services. ANCOR submitted comments to the RFI that was issued along with the final rule, recommending that HCBS waiver services be included. 
 
The letter is available at the link below.