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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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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 …