Washington Update, October 30, 2020

Greetings from Washington, DC In this Update: The administration has issued an interim final rule weakening the “Maintenance of Effort” requirement that states must meet to receive an enhanced Medicaid match during the COVID Public Health Emergency. States may now...

Washington Update, October 21, 2020

Greetings from Washington, DC In this Update: The prospects for legislation to address the pandemic’s financial impact are very dim. The Senate is expected to vote on Monday to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau...

Washington Update, October 9, 2020

The prospects for legislation to address the pandemic’s financial impact are very unclear at the moment, but it is still within the realm of possibility that an agreement will be reached before the election. Hearings begin next week on the nomination of Judge Amy...

Washington Update, September 22, 2020

Both houses of Congress are back in session after their August break, but have made no progress on another pandemic-relief bill. As of this writing, it seems unlikely, but not impossible, that a bill will be passed before the election. In other news… Medicaid...