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. …

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 …

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 …

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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 …