CMS Released an Informational Bulletin on Medicaid Coverage of Certain Medical Transportation under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021


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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a Center Informational Bulletin (CIB) that provides states with details on section 209 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, regarding Medicaid coverage of certain medical transportation. This section codifies in law the longstanding CMS interpretation that generally requires states to assure necessary transportation for beneficiaries to and from covered services which helps to remove transportation barriers for people with Medicaid seeking needed healthcare.

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