Letter in Support of Reauthorizing Money Follows the Person Demonstration

October 26, 2017 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a letter to the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program. Authorization for the program expired in 2016, and without reauthorization, states will lose MFP funding by 2020. The letter outlined MFP’s role in helping states transition individuals living in …

White Paper: Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration

The U.S. is undergoing a major transition in the way we provide services and supports for people with disabilities. Two decades ago, people with disabilities were separated from society and isolated in institutional settings such as nursing homes and other specialized residential facilities. Following a 1999 Supreme Court decision mandating a shift to more integrated care, states looked for ways …

Letter in Support of Permanent SNP Reauthorization

October 26, 2017 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a letter to the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the Special Need Plans Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3168). The letter recommends that Congress permanently reauthorize all special needs plans (SNPs), instead of reauthorizing for only five years. Needing to reauthorize SNPs every five years creates …

Comment Letter on Quality Measure Development for Self-Direction in MLTSS (HCBS-10)

October 5, 2017 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a comment letter to Mathematica Policy Research regarding their quality measure “HCBS-10: Self-direction of services and supports among people receiving LTSS through managed care organizations.”  Overall, the Association supports the measure with modifications.  To read the Association’s full comments, click here.