January 12, 2018
The MLTSS Association submitted comments responding to a CMS proposed rule revising regulations for the Medicare Advantage program (Part C) and Prescription Drug Benefit program (Part D). The Association supports a number of provisions in the proposed rule that would promote greater alignment of medical and non-medical coverage and encourage enrollment in aligned plans. These changes will help MA special needs plans that serve beneficiaries with dual eligibility (particularly D-SNPs, FIDE-SNPs, and MMPs) achieve better coordination of medical and nonmedical services and supports. The Association also suggested modifications to the proposed rule that would further encourage expansion of integrated plans and improve their value to beneficiaries.