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COVID HCBS Relief Act of 2021

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A bill to provide for an emergency increase in Federal funding to State Medicaid programs for expenditures on home and community-based services.


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02/02/2021Introduced in Senate

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02/02/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Senate Finance02/02/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/02/2021)

COVID HCBS Relief Act of 2021

This bill temporarily increases the applicable Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (i.e., federal matching rate) under Medicaid for certain approved home- and community-based services that are provided between October 1, 2020, and September 30, 2022.

As a condition for receiving the increased rate, a state must agree to undertake activities to improve the delivery of such services during and after the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), such as by providing additional benefits to home health workers and by helping individuals who were relocated to nursing facilities during the emergency move back to their homes.