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CMS touts faster approvals for Medicaid waivers
Modern Healthcare

The CMS approved state plans to amend Medicaid 16% faster last year than they did in 2016, according to new federal data.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said that the agency will improve the waiver process that allows states to make changes to Medicaid such as eligibility requirements and rates.

“When this process doesn’t work, it can create bureaucratic headaches that hinder their ability to effectively manage their program,” Verma wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.