11 States Wrongly Restrict Medicaid Home Care, Report Says

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT) -- Eleven states continue to restrict eligibility for services to only homebound individuals under a Medicaid mandatory home health benefit despite warnings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that such restrictions violate federal regulations, a government watchdog said Tuesday.

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General report, these 11 states have continued to deny mandatory home health benefits to Medicaid beneficiaries they don't deem as needy of care as others, despite at least two previous clarifications that federal...
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