Congress Working on Budget Deal and Details Emerge on Phase out of FMAP
In the 4,000 plus page bill (also known as the omnibus package), nursing homes and assisted living providers are generally left alone and AHCA/NCAL reports that there is nothing negative included. However, there will be forthcoming battles on the regulatory front, particularly with CMS.
The Omnibus bill does outline the phase out of the enhanced Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage (FMAP) that was included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Until now, states have been getting an additional 6.2% FMAP. The bill phases out the enhancement during 2023:
- From April to June, the increased FMAP would be 5%.
- From July to September, it would be 2.5%.
- From October to December, it would be 1.5%.
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