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CMS streamlines Medicaid waiver renewal process
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has taken steps to bring more transparency and ease administrative hurdles to the review and approval process of Medicaid demonstration waivers.The agency’s oversight over 1115 waivers was the subject of two recent Capitol Hill hearings, and numerous Government Accountability Office reports dating back to the 1990s. A primary criticism has been there is no process in place to quickly renew waivers that have been up and running for years. The CMS says implementation of a “fast track” federal review process for Section 1115 (PDF) will address this.