After years of promising
a major overhaul to an Obama-era managedcare rule, the CMS has issued a proposed regulation that makes smaller changes to the standards states must meet when running their Medicaid plans. The proposed rule issued Nov. 8 would give states some new flexibility in setting rates for their managed-care plans and ensuring insurance companies have adequate provider networks. The CMS worked with Medicaid directors to develop the proposal. The agency estimates that the proposed changes would save states $27 million and 120,000 clerical hours.