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Medicaid can be flexible on same-sex pairs
Modern Healthcare

The CMS on Friday outlined options and flexibilities that state Medicaid agencies have when offering beneficiary protections related to liens, transfers of assets and estate recovery for same-sex couples. In a three-page letter (PDF) to state Medicaid directors, Cindy Mann—director of the Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification at the CMS—said the direction is intended to clarify state plan flexibilities for all Medicaid recipients regardless of their sexual orientation.