Medicaid long-term services and supports


The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission met for two days last week in Washington, D.C. Supporting the discussion were the following briefing papers: Background on Medicaid Race and Ethnicity Data Collection and Reporting State Strategies and Stakeholder Engagement for Unwinding the Public Health Emergency Continuous Coverage Requirement Improving Rate Setting and Risk Mitigation in Medicaid Managed Care Principles for Assessing Medicaid Nursing Facility Payments Relative to Costs Countercyclical Disproportionate Share Hospital Policies Medicaid Coverage of Monoclonal Antibodies Directed Against Amyloid for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Review of Proposed Rule on Core Set Reporting and Congressional Request for [...]


The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission met for two days last week in Washington, D.C. The following is MACPAC’s own summary of the sessions. The March 2022 meeting began with a follow-up discussion on directed payments in managed care. This presentation reviewed a package of five proposed recommendations related to: improving the transparency of existing directed payment approval documents, rate certifications, and evaluations; collecting new provider-level data on directed payment spending; further clarifying directed payment goals and their relationship to network adequacy requirements; providing guidance for more meaningful, multi-year assessments of directed payments; and improving the coordination of [...]

CMS Reports on Medicaid Long-Term Care Spending

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a report on FY 2016 spending for Medicaid-covered long-term services and supports.  The highlights of the $167 billion in state and federal spending include:   Home and community-based services have accounted for almost all Medicaid long-term services and supports growth in recent years. Home and community-based services spending increased 10 percent in FY 2016, greater than the five percent average annual growth from FY 2011 through 2015. Institutional spending remained close to the FY 2010 amount. Institutional service spending decreased two percent in FY 2016 following an average annual increase of [...]

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