Recent Releases and Announcements
2018 Resource and Cost-Sharing Limits for Low-Income Subsidy (LIS)
Many states have inquired about Medicare Savings Program (MSP) income and resource standards for 2018. MSP income standards are adjusted based on changes to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and 2018’s FPL numbers will not be released until early next year (most likely, late January or early February). However, MSP resource standards are based on the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy (LIS) resource standards, which are updated according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and have been released. For 2018, the MSP resource standards for single individuals and couples are, respectively, $7,560 and $11,340. View more information about the 2018 Resource and Cost-Sharing Limits for Low-Income Subsidy (PDF, 143.23 KB).
Upcoming Calls and Webinars
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Two-Part Training Series
December 13, 2017: Part One – Overview of the 21st Century CURES Act & Current Status of EVV Implementation
This training will review EVV requirements delineated in section 12006 of the 21st Century CURES Act. Authorities and services impacted by the CURES Act, EVV system requirements, penalties for non-compliance, available federal support, and considerations for self-direction will be discussed. This training will also review EVV design models currently used by states and will share findings from a nationwide EVV survey performed in partnership with the National Association of Medicaid Directors. Lewis & Ellis with assistance from Navigant Consulting is currently the training lead through the Rate Review Multi-Award Contract overseen by the Division of Long Term Services & Supports (DLTSS) and will present the training. Ralph Lollar, DLTSS Division Director and Kenya Cantwell, Technical Director with the Division of Benefits and Coverage will support the training and lead the Q&A Session.
Wednesday, December 13th 1:30-3pm
Audio Option #1: 1-844-396-8222 Your WebEx Meeting Number: 908 621 799
Audio Option #2 and Webinar
Webinar on a Disability Competence Resource: DCCAT
The CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO), in collaboration with The Lewin Group, is excited to announce a webinar highlighting the newly revised Disability-Competent Care Self-Assessment Tool (DCCAT).
The DCCAT is a free resource designed to assist health plans and health systems in evaluating their current ability to meet the needs of adults with functional limitations. Health plans and health systems can improve their disability competence by using the DCCAT to identify strategic opportunities for improvement. The DCCAT is being re-introduced in a new format that highlights the seven pillars of the Disability-Competent Care model. This new version of the tool allows users to more narrowly assess their disability competence and identify actionable areas for improvement. The webinar will provide a sequential walk-through of the DCCAT and demonstrate how health plans and states can use the tool and its supporting materials to meet the needs of participants.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Quality Payment Program: All-Payer Combination Option and Impact on State Medicaid Agencies
An overview webinar on the Medicare Quality Payment Program Year 2 final rule, with a focus on the participation of non-Medicare payers, including State Medicaid Agencies, through the All-Payer Combination Option. Non-Medicare payers includes Medicaid, Medicare Health Plans, and payers participating in CMS Multi-Payer models. Join the webinar to hear CMS policy experts provide an overview of the All-Payer Combination Option requirements for the Quality Payment Program, particularly as it effects State Medicaid Agencies.
Thursday, December 14 2017 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Audio option #1: 1-844-396-8222 Participant Code: 900 547 849
Audio option #2 and Webinar