A 1st for Medicaid Work Requirements

CMS approved South Carolina’s request to implement Medicaid work requirements, marking the first time that CMS has approved work requirements in a state that has not expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. CMS also approved a separate request from South Carolina to increase its maximum income threshold for parents with minor children to qualify for Medicaid from 67% of the federal poverty level to 100%. (Source: Modern Healthcare, 12/12)