Kentucky First to Set Medicaid Work Requirements (Reuters)

Kentucky First to Set Medicaid Work Requirements (Reuters)
One day after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rolled out new guidance on Medicaid work requirements, Kentucky became the first state to get approval from the government to implement them, Reuters reports. CMS's approval will allow Kentucky to test pilot programs that require "community engagement" on the part of Medicaid...

One day after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rolled out new guidance on Medicaid work requirements, Kentucky became the first state to get approval from the government to implement them, Reuters reports.

CMS's approval will allow Kentucky to test pilot programs that require "community engagement" on the part of Medicaid beneficiaries -- working, volunteering, and caring for a family member, for example. The waiver also allows Kentucky to require healthy adults using the program to pay premiums.

The state was among 11 seeking work-requirement approvals from CMS. Reuters noted that decision to allow work requirements faces probable legal challenges.

Source: www.medpagetoday.com