November 20, 2017 Today, the MLTSS Association submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Click here to read the Association’s complete comments.

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.

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 …

NCIL Conference Roundtable

July 27, 2017 Today, the National MLTSS Association held a round table discussion titled “How Disability Advocates and the National MLTSS Health Plan Association Can Work Together to Advance Community Integration” at the annual NCIL conference in Washington, D.C.  The round table addressed policy goals shared by health plans and disability advocates, and how these stakeholders can work together to achieve …

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Testimony

July 26, 2017 This morning, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health regarding the extension of the statutory authority of special needs plans (SNPs). Speaking on behalf of the Association, Executive Director Larry Atkins recommended to subcommittee members to provide a permanent reauthorization of the program. 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 …