The United States Senate recently introduced the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Relief Act
in the 118th Congress. The bill seeks to address the need for long-term funding for HCBS by proposing an increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for State Medicaid programs for HCBS during fiscal years 2024 and 2025. Through increased funding, states can stabilize and streamline state HCBS delivery networks and reduce waiting lists for services. Additionally, service providers can recruit and retain qualified direct care workers and meet the long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs of eligible Medicaid beneficiaries.
Take action and urge your members of Congress to support the bill using our action alert here.
Read NDSS’s letter of support for the bill here: