Posted Sunday, May 16, 2021
President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan in March, he locked in an important payment bump for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS).
An important provision was the $1.9 trillion legislative package raises the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) for certain Medicaid HCBS by 10% from April 1 of 2021 through March 31 of next year.
“Millions of individuals across the county — including people with disabilities and older Americans — rely on home-based care and the workforce that provides that critical care,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a related announcement. “The Biden-Harris administration continues to support states and workers by making critically needed investments in home- and community-based services.”
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