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Stakeholder Webinar on Home and Community-Based Services Funding in the American Rescue Plan Act - July 15, 2021November 23, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Section 9817 of ARPA provides states with a temporary ten (10) percentage point increase to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), if certain federal requirements are met. States must use funds equivalent to the amount of federal funds attributable to the increased FMAP to implement activities that enhance or strengthen Medicaid HCBS. The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) submitted an initial spending plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 12, 2021.
Topics: Long-term Care Providers