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 …

Response to NQF Draft Report “Strengthening the Core Set of Healthcare Quality Measures for Adults Enrolled in Medicaid, 2018”

August 1, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted public comments to the National Quality Forum (NQF) in response to a request for stakeholder input regarding recommended changes to the Adult Core Set of quality measures for Medicaid enrollees.  The Association supports NQF’s recommendation to include measures of home- and community-based services in the Adult Core Set, in 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 …

Seeking: Executive Director, Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) and the National MLTSS Health Plan Association

LTQA and MLTSS Association are actively searching for a new Executive Director.  Please find attached a job description and a description of the two organizations.   If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:  Jordan Davis (jdavis@ltqa.org). LTQA-MLTSS ED Job Description Description of LTQA and MLTSS Association 5-18 For more information, please go to our websites: www.ltqa.org and www.mltss.org.  

Response to MMCO Request for Stakeholder Input

April 12, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted public comments to the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to a request for stakeholder input regarding implementing the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.  To read the Association’s full comments, click here. …

Comments on NQF Quality Measure Endorsement

April 6, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted public comments to the National Quality Forum (NQF) regarding four MLTSS measures under review for endorsement.  The Association provided comments on the following measures: NQF # 3319: LTSS Comprehensive Assessment and Update NQF # 3324: LTSS Comprehensive Care Plan and Update NQF # 3325: LTSS Shared Care Plan with Primary Care Practitioner NQF # 3326: …

Comments on Proposed NCQA HEDIS Quality Measures

March 13, 2018 Today, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted public comments to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) regarding their proposed new quality Measures for HEDIS 2019 and HEDIS 2020.  The Association commented on the following measures: Health Assessments for People With Multiple High-Risk Chronic Conditions Long-Term Services and Supports Comprehensive Assessment and Update Long-Term Services and Supports …

MLTSS Association Applauds Congress and President for Passage of Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

February 13, 2018 The National MLTSS Health Plan Association released a press statement today commending Congress and President Trump on passing and signing into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which includes legislation permanently authorizing Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs) and promoting integration of Medicare with Medicaid services to improve the quality of services and supports for persons with functional …

Medicare Advantage Technical and Policy Changes Comment Letter

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 …