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Financials

BRIEF-CMS Proposes Regulation To Grant More Flexibility To States Within Medicaid Program

March 22 (Reuters) - CMS :

* CMS SAYS ISSUED NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING THAT WOULD PROVIDE STATE FLEXIBILITY FROM REGULATORY ACCESS TO CARE REQUIREMENTS WITHIN MEDICAID PROGRAM

* CMS SAYS NPRM WOULD EXEMPT FROM REQUIREMENTS TO ANALYZE SOME DATA, MONITOR ACCESS WHEN MAJORITY OF COVERED LIVES RECEIVE SERVICES THROUGH MANAGED CARE PLANS

* CMS SAYS NPRM WOULD PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY TO ALL STATES WHEN THEY MAKE NOMINAL RATE REDUCTIONS TO FEE-FOR-SERVICE PAYMENT RATES Source text: (go.cms.gov/2GTMvgn)

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