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Pallone, Neal React to New CMS Guidance Prohibiting Seizure of Nursing Home Residents’ Economic Impact Payments

Jun 11, 2020
Press Release
The clarified information follows a letter to Administrator Verma raising concerns about the practice

Today, House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance addressing concerns the Chairmen recently raised with the agency regarding the seizure of nursing home residents’ economic impact payments:  

“We’re relieved CMS heeded our concerns and issued clear guidance prohibiting this unlawful practice. Predatory facilities are now on notice that there will be forceful repercussions if they attempt to seize their residents’ economic impact payments. Seniors and their families are struggling immensely during this crisis – we hope today’s news offers them some assurance.”

The letter Chairmen Pallone and Neal sent to CMS Administrator Seema Verma is available HERE.  

The new CMS guidance can be found HERE.