Becker's Healthcare June 8, 2023
Alan Condon

From the expansion of South Dakota’s Medicaid program to updated COVID-19 vaccination and education guidelines for long-term care facilities, here are four key CMS developments from the past two weeks:

1. CMS approved a state plan amendment permitting South Dakota to expand Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level beginning July 1. Under the Affordable Care Act, states have the ability to expand Medicaid coverage. With the addition of South Dakota, 39 states and the District of Columbia have done so.

2. The agency released the fifth evaluation report of the Oncology Care Model, designed to provide higher quality and more coordinated oncology care at the same or lower cost to...

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