Capitol Correspondence - 09.17.17

CMS Releases Guidance on ABLE Accounts

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On September 7, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance to State Medicaid Directors regarding the “Implications of the ABLE Act for State Medicaid Programs”.  The ABLE National Resource Center (the Center) stated being pleased to see that the vast majority of the guidance acts to reinforce the language, spirit and congressional intent of the ABLE Act to ensure that ABLE accounts should “supplement, but not supplant” public benefits being provided to the ABLE account owner, including supports and services provided by the Medicaid program. Click here for the full guidance.