CMS Removes Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR) from Regulatory Agenda

On Monday, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma tweeted the agency’s decision to remove MFAR from their regulatory agenda: a major regulatory win for NRHA and members. It was projected that MFAR would cost providers severely, specifically in rural America. NRHA continues to advocate CMS to remove other, unnecessary regulations from their agenda, most notably the Price Transparency regulation. This decision was a great step in the right direction, but NRHA and its members are continuing to advocate CMS to remove other gratuitous regulatory burdens on behalf of rural providers.