Maya Goldman

State officials want more time, money to resume Medicaid renewals

Two states on Thursday called for federal funds and advance notice of the COVID-19 public health emergency’s end so they can plan to resume Medicaid eligibility redeterminations after a long pause. The end of the public health emergency will create an enormous amount of work for state Medicaid agencies and related departments. The agencies suffer […]Read More

HHS awards grants to tackle health worker burnout, well-being

The Health and Human Services Department has chosen the grantees for $103 million to address healthcare worker burnout and improve employees’ mental health and well-being, the department announced Thursday. The money, made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and distributed by the Health Resources and Services Administration, will be split among 45 grantees. The […]Read More

CMS vaccine policy now enforceable in all 50 states

The federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers can officially go into effect nationwide after a judge tossed out a challenge to the mandate from Texas on Wednesday. A judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a temporary block of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirement […]Read More