CMS Abandons Rule Allowing Medicaid to Pay Home Health Worker Union Dues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday finalized a rule that will not allow home health care worker unions to receive dues from state Medicaid payments. “This final rule is intended to ensure that providers receive their complete payment, and that any circumstance where a state redirects part of a provider’s payment…

CMS to Abandon Rule Allowing Medicaid to Pay Home Health Worker Union Dues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Tuesday, July 10, that it plans to abandon a 2014 Medicaid rule allowing home health workers’ union dues to be paid through checks sent to the workers themselves. “The law provides that Medicaid providers must be paid directly and cannot have part of their payments…