Comments on Proposed Rule: Joint Employer Status Under FLSA

June 21, 2019 The Association has submitted comments in support of the Department of Labor (DOL)’s notice of proposed rulemaking Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act 29 CFR Part 791.  This proposed rule would apply a four-factor balancing test that would more clearly and consistently assess whether an employer would be considered a joint employer under the Fair …

Letter of Support: Stabilize Mediciad and CHIP Coverage Act of 2019

June 3, 2019 Last week, the MLTSS Association joined the Association For Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) in submitting letters to leaders in both the House and Senate supporting the Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act of 2019 (SMCA).  The Association believes that this bill will help improve the efficiency and continuity of care for tens of millions of individuals enrolled in Medicaid and …

Comments on 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Call Letter [CMS-2018-0154]

February 28, 2019 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted comments to CMS regarding the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2020 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2020 Draft Call Letter.  The Association appreciates CMS’s continued efforts to advance integration for D-SNPs and across all other integrated modalities.  …

Comments on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care Proposed Rule CMS-2408-P

January 14, 2019 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted comments to CMS regarding the proposed rule Medicaid Program; Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care.  The Association generally supports the additional flexibility CMS has granted states and health plans in operating managed care programs, especially as more states transition from a fee-for-service system to a managed care environment.  …

Comments on Medicare Advantage Proposed Rule CMS-4185-P

December 19, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted comments to CMS regarding the proposed rule Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Presctiption Drug Benefit, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-for-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021.  The Association supports the SNP reauthorization and integration provisions in the BBA …

Comments on Public Charge Proposed Rule

November 30, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted public comments on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ proposed rule Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.  The Association expressed concern that this proposal, which would allow the receipt of a broader set of public benefits (including all Medicaid benefits) to factor into determinations of …

Support for the EMPOWER Care Act of 2018

September 24, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted letters to Congressional leadership reaffirming support of the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, and Resources (EMPOWER) Care Act of 2018.  The EMPOWER Care Act would provide a critical funding extension to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which has helped transition over 75,000 individuals into the …

Letter in Support of EMPOWER Care Act (S.2227)

January 3, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance supporting the Ensuring Medicaid Providers Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) Care Act (S.2227), which reauthorizes the Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program. This bill would provide funding for the MFP program through 2022 and help maintain the progress states and the LTSS …

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 …

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Comments on CMS Proposed Rule: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

October 17, 2016 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted comments to CMS regarding proposed rule CMS-4168-P, which would revise and update the requirements for the PACE program under Medicare and Medicaid.  The Association supports CMS’s efforts to improve upon and refine the success of the PACE program. However, the Association also wishes to raise several concerns with the proposed rule …