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 …

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Staff Changes at the MLTSS Association

We are happy to welcome Mary Kaschak to the MLTSS Association team as our new Deputy Executive Director, starting January 1, 2019.  Mary comes to the Association with ten years of experience in aging and health policy, most recently as Deputy Director of the Aging and Disability Business Institute at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).

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 …

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. …