Disabled Medicaid recipients ask judge to block DHS emergency rule on home care hours


The state agency says the emergency rule is necessary for it to serve beneficiaries. A brief for the plaintiffs calls that argument from DHS "alarmist claptrap."
Blog Post (Arkansas)

Benjamin Hardy
Arkansas Times
May 18, 2018
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Tags: Algorithm, Disability Rights, Medicaid

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)


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Legal Aid’s new challenge to the emergency rule concerns the question of whether the RUGs methodology of assigning hours is┬áso essential to the CMS waiver that changing it would run afoul of the federal authorities. The plaintiffs’ brief says there’s nothing in the waiver that suggests such a thing.