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)
May 18, 2018
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Tags: Algorithm, Disability Rights, Medicaid
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)
Legal Aid’s new challenge to the emergency rule concerns the question of whether the RUGs methodology of assigning hours is so 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.