The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission has issued its annual report to Congress.

This year’s MACPAC report primarily addresses three issues:

  • How state Medicaid agencies can improve beneficiary engagement with state medical care advisory committees and what the federal government can do to facilitate that engagement.
  • The current process for monitoring and overseeing denials of care and appeals of those denials by Medicaid managed care plans and how states and the federal government can improve those processes and make them more transparent.
  • MACPAC’s annual review of Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) allotments to states.

MACPAC is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide variety of issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Learn more about what MACPAC had to say about these and other issues in MACPAC’s annual report to Congress.