enc726

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 …

Testimony to House Ways and Means Committee

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Today, our Executive Director submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Ways and Means regarding promoting integrated and coordinated care and services for Medicare beneficiaries. Click here to read the written testimony.

New Release: Quality Framework Domains and Measures

In May 2017, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association released a framework for Medicaid MLTSS Performance Measurement which presents domains and measures that its member organizations will voluntarily use to report on their performance in providing managed long-term services and supports (LTSS) to eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. Please see the framework at the link below: Model LTSS Performance Measurement and Network Adequacy …

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-50-58-pm

Policy Statement on the Home- and Community-Based Services Settings Rule

mltss-assn-hcbs-settings-rule-policy-statement Background Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) State Medicaid programs were originally only required to cover long-term care provided in nursing homes and other institutional settings. A 1999 Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C. ruled that individuals with disabilities have the right to live in the most integrated setting in the community rather than in institutions, and required states …

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-50-58-pm

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

national-mltss-health-plan-association-pace-comment-letter View the National MLTSS Health Plan Association comments on Regulations.gov here.   October 17, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 RE: Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) (CMS-4168-P) Dear Administrator Slavitt: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare …

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-50-58-pm

Comments on Quality Measure Development and Maintenance for CMS Programs Serving Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees and Medicaid-Only Enrollees

national-mltss-association-quality-measure-comment-letter October 7, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20201 RE: Quality Measure Development and Maintenance for CMS Programs Serving Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees and Medicaid-Only Enrollees. Measures for Medicaid enrollees in managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) Dear Administrator Slavitt: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on …

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-50-58-pm

Leading Managed Care Plans Announce New Association on Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Eight of the leading managed care companies in the U.S. announced today the formation of a new association to promote the common business goals of plans that specialize in managing long-term services and supports (LTSS) for State Medicaid programs.    MLTSS plans assist States in delivering high quality services with a particular focus on ensuring …