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Trump Administration Withdraws MFAR

Sep 14, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today applauded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for withdrawing the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR) from the regulatory agenda. Williams’ bill, the MFAR Transparency Act, was introduced in July to delay rule.

“I’m proud to have championed the MFAR Transparency Act in Congress, urging CMS to analyze the financial impacts of implementing the rule as local taxes would have been increase and we would have lost to ability to provide essential health care for thousands of patients. I stand with all of the providers who know their patients best and have had the distinct privilege of working with health systems across the great state of Texas,” said Congressman Williams. “This announcement that the Administration has decided to withdraw the MFAR is a victory for our rural and underserved areas, and I will continue relentlessly fighting for relief from unnecessary regulatory burdens. I thank Administrator Seema Verma for listening to stakeholders across our state and nation, and I look forward to our continued partnership as we serve Texans.”

The MFAR Transparency Act would have delayed the MFAR by prohibiting its implementation until the effects and consequences were thoroughly analyzed. In March, Congressman Williams and members of the Texas delegation sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma urging the delayed implementation and restructuring of MFAR.

To view Congressman Williams’ op-ed in the Washington Examiner on delaying the MFAR Transparency Act, please click here.

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Congressman Roger Williams represents the 25th Congressional District of Texas and serves as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.

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