Maryland Is Second State Approved for Medicaid’s Balancing Incentive Payments Program

Maryland is the second state to receive federal approval under the Balancing Incentive Payments Program (BIPP) to shift state Medicaid spending towards community-based care.  Beginning this April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will provide Maryland with over $106 million over three years.  In return, the state will make specified programmatic changes in an attempt to increase its Medicaid funding for community-based long-term services and supports (LTSS) from 37 to 50 percent of the state’s total LTSS funding. Read More.


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