On May 13, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released this State Medicaid Director Letter (SMD# 21-003) regarding the implementation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Of 2021 Section 9817: additional support for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The purpose of this letter is to provide guidance to states on the implementation of section 9817 of the ARP, as well as to describe opportunities for states to strengthen the HCBS system in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), increase . . .
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