CMS Pulls the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR)


There was big news out of Washington late today. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced via Twitter that CMS was pulling the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR). Her tweet is below and can also be viewed online here​.

MFAR would have had a devastating impact on Indiana, Texas, and Utah and would have been challenging to provider assessments in at least 25 states.

We greatly appreciate Administrator Verma listening to our concerns and pulling the rule. This result further verifies the value of all of us pulling together and letting the powers in DC know of our concerns. I want to particularly recognize Clif Porter and his team for handling this challenging issue so well and playing a big part in leading to this conclusion. Thank you to each and every one of you who were involved in this effort.


Mark Parkinson
President & CEO, AHCA/NCAL