Position Letter on Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018

September 27, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a position letter to the Senate Ways & Means Committee commenting on the Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018.  The Association appreciates the efforts of Congress and the Administration to provide the PACE program with additional flexibility by finalizing the proposed regulation “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Programs of All-Inclusive Care for …

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 …

White Paper: Medicaid Work Requirements and People with Disabilities

In January 2018, CMS issued a guidance letter to State Medicaid Directors encouraging states to test new community engagement and work requirements for “able-bodied adults” enrolled in Medicaid. As states seek to implement Medicaid work requirements, lawmakers and state healthcare agencies must define the scope of the work requirements and determine which populations should be exempt from these mandates. These …

Response to Graham-Cassidy

Friday, September 22, 2017 This morning, the National MLTSS Association submitted an open letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer opposing the Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson Amendment (Graham-Cassidy) to H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act of 2017.”  This letter describes the Association’s concerns about the approach Graham-Cassidy takes and its potential impact on those in need of LTSS. Click here to read …

Open Letter to U.S. Senate

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Today, the National MLTSS Association submitted an open letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer regarding the current Better Care and Reconciliation Act of 2017 and ongoing health care reform efforts. This letter describes the Association’s concerns about the approach BCRA takes and its potential impact on those in need of LTSS. Click here to read the open …

Comments on Medicaid Reform

May 23, 2017 Today, the National MLTSS Association submitted a letter to Chairman Orrin Hatch of the Senate Finance Committee regarding provisions to modify or reform the Medicaid program. The letter outlined the Association’s concerns about the approach taken in the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act (AHCA), and recommended changes the Senate could make in their health reform …