Feds Order Wisconsin to Reimburse for Failed Family Care Freeze


This is a post by AnnieJo at Daily Kos:

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have renewed Wisconsin’s Family Care program, which provides support for elders and people with disabilities to live in their communities rather than nursing homes. In the process, they once again took the Walker administration to the woodshed for the Family Care enrollment freeze that was imposed in Walker’s 2011 biennial budget and lasted 9 months. The freeze, said the CMS in a letter to Wisconsin Medicaid director Brett Davis on Monday, violated the terms of the federal waiver agreement for Family Care. Therefore, Wisconsin “should reimburse the individuals improperly placed on a waiting list for any health care costs incurred while on the waiting list.”

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