| Covid-19 | May 22, 2020

New CMS Bulletin Highlights Medicaid Managed Care Tools to Support Essential Providers During COVID-19

An analysis by Manatt Health on a CMS Informational Bulletin regarding Medicaid managed care options to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medicaid providers. Most notably, the Bulletin highlights how, under certain conditions, states can use existing authority to require plans to make directed payments to providers to help them weather the financial impacts of the pandemic, including COVID-19 expenses and steep revenue declines.