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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions are used to provide additional information and/or statutory guidance not found in State Medicaid Director Letters, State Health Official Letters, or CMCS Informational Bulletins. The different sets of FAQs as originally released can be accessed below.Frequently Asked Questions are used to provide additional information and/or statutory guidance not found in State Medicaid Director Letters, State Health Official Letters, or CMCS Informational Bulletins. The different sets of FAQs as originally released can be accessed below.

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Does the LTSS Reassessment/Care Plan Update after Inpatient Discharge measure include discharges for planned hospital admissions?

No; discharges for planned hospital admissions are excluded from the measure denominator. Identify planned discharges using the value sets (XLSX, 2.88 MB).

FAQ ID:89236

Does the re-assessment and care plan update need to include the core elements specified in the LTSS Comprehensive Assessment and Update and LTSS Comprehensive Care Plan and Update measures and be done face-to-face?

Yes, both the re-assessment and the care plan must include each of the nine specified core elements. The re-assessment and care plan must be done face-to-face unless there is documentation that the member refused a face-to-face encounter.

FAQ ID:89241

Why does the LTSS Reassessment/Care Plan Update after Inpatient Discharge measure exclude members who do not receive medical benefits through their Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) plan?

The denominator for the Reassessment/Care Plan Update after Inpatient Discharge measure is identified through administrative claims for inpatient discharges. Managed care plans that are not the primary payer for inpatient care, which is usually covered under a medical benefit, do not routinely have reliable access to administrative claims for inpatient stays to identify individuals who are eligible to be counted in the measure denominator. Therefore, the eligible population for this measure is restricted to individuals who receive both medical and LTSS benefits through the managed care plan providing MLTSS.

FAQ ID:89246

What if my state wishes to require Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) plans that are not providing medical care to report the LTSS Reassessment/Care Plan Update after Inpatient Discharge measure?

If MLTSS plans can obtain timely, complete, and accurate inpatient claims data for their members, then a state may choose to deviate from the measure specifications to require MLTSS plans not providing medical benefits report this measure. For example, because the timely transfer of information between hospitals and MLTSS plans is key to ensuring smooth transfers between settings of care, MLTSS plans may have access to hospital discharge data through state or regional health information exchanges. In some cases, MLTSS plans are working closely with hospitals to share timely information about admissions and discharges. In addition, some states have the data and capacity to construct this measure for MLTSS plans using Medicare claims data for Medicare- Medicaid dual eligible beneficiaries (see more information about state access to Medicare claims data).

FAQ ID:89251

If, after discharge from an inpatient facility, the member has not had a change in condition or needs, is a new comprehensive assessment and care plan required?

A reassessment with the member after they have been discharged from an inpatient facility is required to determine whether a member has had a change (or no change) in their LTSS needs. Even if the reassessment conducted post-discharge finds no change in a member’s LTSS needs, the second rate for this measure (Reassessment and Care Plan Update after Inpatient Discharge), Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) plan care managers should conduct a care plan update and document that they considered each of the nine core elements of the care plan, and determined that the plan of care for each element remains the same; documentation of “no changes” in the care plan as a whole does not meet the numerator criteria.

FAQ ID:89256

What browsers are compatible with MACPro?

Browser Comments
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, 10, 9, and 8

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, 9, and 8 are depreciated and will not be supported in a future release of MACPro.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is supported on Windows 8.x tablet.

Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox updates automatically. MACPro supports the most recent stable version of Mozilla Firefox.
Google Chrome Google Chrome updates automatically. MACPro supports the most recent stable version of Google Chrome.
Apple Safari Apple Safari is only supported on Mac operating systems.

FAQ ID:92846

Is there spell check in MACPro?

The spell check function is determined by your web browser and is not a feature within MACPro itself. Within Internet Explorer, there is an option to turn spelling correction on or off.

  1. Under "Settings," choose the "Programs" tab and then select "Manage add-ons."
  2. On the left hand tool bar, there is a "Spelling Correction" Add-on Type. There is a box labeled "Enable Spelling Correction" that can be selected.
  3. Select "Enable spelling correction".

FAQ ID:92851

How do I view approved State Plan Content with current, previous, or future effective dates?

Under the "Records" tab, select "Medicaid State Plan". Next, search for a state using the search feature in the left panel. Select the blue link for your State Plan. On the next screen you will be able to see past, current and future Health Homes Programs.

FAQ ID:92856

What main functions can my role perform?

Primary Role Definition
CMS Package Disapprover (PD)
  • Disapproves packages
  • This role is for Central Office users
Office of Strategic Operations & Regulatory Affairs (OSORA)
  • Coordinates communication for disapproval process between CMS Offices
  • Informs CMS Point of Contact and CMS Point of Contact Admin of package clearance and documentation completion
CMS Senior Management (SrMGR)
  • Evaluates recommended disposition
  • Reviews recommended disposition of disapproval and disapproval justification
CMS Package Approver (PA)
  • Approves Medicaid SPA Packages
  • Each user with this role can be associated to one Regional Office at a time or to Central Office
CMS Point of Contact Administrator (POC Admin)
  • Oversees the submission package through the CMS senior management review process for recommended disapprovals
  • Tailors disapproval notices
Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Provides SME input to Review Team, upon request (offline or as SRT member)
Submission Review Team (SRT)
  • Receives package review assignments
  • Provides section assessments through the Review Tool
  • Reviews and submits notes and comments for Official and Draft Submissions
  • Provides recommendations for RAI, Approval, and Disapproval
CMS Point of Contact (CPOC)
  • Oversees the review of Official and Draft Submissions
  • Maintains the composition of the review team (selects review team members within MACPro)
  • Documents and Reviews correspondence log entries
  • Reviews team feedback within the Review Tool
  • Recommends a disposition for a submission package
  • Requests clarifications and initiates a request for additional information (RAI) from the state
  • Tailors approval notice to the state
  • Sets and manages internal milestones and reminders for SRT and Sr. Managers
  • Oversees the submission package through the CMS senior management review process for recommended approvals
  • CMS users may choose to be CPOCs for specific states within their program and authority
Report Administrator (RA)
  • Views reports and submission packages on behalf of CMS Review Team Administrators (POC Admin)
Subscriber (SUB)
  • Subscribes to specific states of interest
  • CMS users may choose to be subscribers for specific states within a program and authority

FAQ ID:92861

What does it mean if the State allows CMS to view?

The State has the option to allow CMS to view the information in a submission package prior to submission informally by using the "Allow CMS to View" functionality. The CMS Point of Contact, Submission Review Team, and Subject Matter Expert have the ability to view these submission packages once the state has initiated the function. Please Note: This option will permit the CMS review team to see the screens in this submission package as they appear currently. It does not cause the package to be submitted as Draft or Official, and does not start a CMS review clock. Validation of the screens is not required. States must notify their CMS contact that viewing is available; MACPro does not notify CMS staff. States can deselect this option at any time

To access the submission package, go to the "Records" tab and then select "Submission Packages". Next select the link to the submission package and then in the left panel, select "Reviewable Units". You may then select the blue links to each Reviewable Unit to view the data entered by the state.

FAQ ID:92866

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