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Trends in Acuity-Based & Geography-Based Rate Variation

This training will review national trends in acuity- and geography-based rate variation for 1915(c) HCBS waiver services. Common methods used when developing tiered fee-for-service rates will be discussed. 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).  Lewis & Ellis and Navigant Consulting will present the training and Ralph Lollar, DLTSS Division Director, and the DLTSS Team will support the training and lead the Q&A Session.

Wednesday, July 12th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm ET.

  1. Go to the Webinar 
  2. Dial: 1-844-396-8222 Your WebEx Meeting Number: 908 621 799

Medicaid Managed Care Eligibility & Enrollment Policies, Processes and System Functionality

Wednesday, July 12th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.

States are increasingly relying on managed care as a key component of their Medicaid delivery systems. Facilitating more efficient and effective enrollment into managed care plans requires planning, collaboration and technology investment. Please join the FFM LC for a presentation reviewing policies, procedures, and information systems employed by Medicaid managed care states to:

  • Assist Medicaid applicants/enrollees in navigating managed care plan selection and meaningfully differentiating among plans;
  • Facilitate managed care plan selection and enrollment; and,
  • Default enrollees into a managed care plan when no affirmative selection is made.

The presentation will highlight "best practice" examples of eligibility and enrollment strategies identified through interviews with five diverse states and offer opportunities to discuss the barriers faced and solutions developed in implementing managed care plan selection and enrollment systems.

Register  for the Medicaid Managed Care Eligibility & Enrollment Policies, Processes and System Functionality webinar.

If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact MACLC@mathematica-mpr.com.

Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP)

Upcoming National Webinar: Planning and Developing a State Approach for Physical/Mental Health Integration: Key Steps and Considerations (July 24, 2017)

CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) is kicking off a national webinar series to share insights gleaned from working directly with Medicaid agencies on their Physical and Mental Health (PMH) integration efforts. The first national webinar entitled, "Planning and Developing a State Approach for Physical/Mental Health Integration: Key Steps and Considerations,” will be held on Monday, July 24th, 2:00pm-3:30pm ET. This webinar will feature two of the five participating IAP states, New Jersey and Washington. These states will share the story of their IAP PMH integration efforts, including data and other information gathered to inform their process; tools used to identify strengths and needs; key decision points; and lessons learned. The strategies presented on this webinar will be applicable to a variety of Medicaid agencies interested in developing or strengthening their approaches to PMH integration.

Register  for the upcoming national webinar.

MAP Medicaid Task Forces Comment through August 7

Thank you for your continued interest in the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Medicaid Task Forces. The draft reports from the MAP Medicaid Adult Task Force (PDF) and the MAP Medicaid Child Task Force (PDF) contain the measure recommendations from each Task Force on the relevant CMS Medicaid Core Set and are posted on the project page. The Public and Member Comment is now open through August 7 at 6:00pm ET. NQF members and the public are now able to submit comments on each report as a whole, specific measures, and strategy.

You can view the reports from the MAP Medicaid Adult Task Force (PDF) and the MAP Medicaid Child Task Force (PDF) and submit comments on the project page. You will need to log in to the NQF website to submit comments.

Please contact the MAP Medicaid Child Team or the MAP Medicaid Adult Team with any questions.

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