Webinar Date: November 4, at 1:00pm EST “Members are calling because they need food, not because they need a provider appointment or a medication.”  The COVID-19 crisis highlighted an acute need of many health plan members: Food. This need was heightened by the pandemic due to closure of community meal sites, strains on food banks…

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October 21, 2020 – 1:00pm ET With provider office closures due to the global pandemic, telehealth has emerged as a means of ensuring necessary care continues to be provided to members. NCQA has aligned HEDIS® MY2020 measure specifications with this change in healthcare delivery. This presentation will review updates to HEDIS® measures for MY2020 with…

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August 26, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm ET Medicaid is the single largest payer in the country for behavioral health services, and it is estimated that nearly a third of beneficiaries have been diagnosed with depression. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the mental health crisis, especially for vulnerable populations, including individuals with low-incomes and complex medical, behavioral health…

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As one of the 15 members of the Partnership for Medicaid, MHPA joined in a letter sent to Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer urging Congress to build upon existing efforts to raise the federal matching assistance percentage (FMAP) a further 5.8% to at least 12%. The coalition also requested additional funding and instructions to…

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Today, MHPA sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer encouraging support of several Medicaid policy proposals — including an FMAP increase — to address the severe health care and economic issues that continue to plague our country caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read Letter

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MHPA joined with more than 100 organizations in sending a letter to Congressional leadership advocating on behalf of states, territories, counties, cities and towns in support of an enhanced federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for the Medicaid program in the next bipartisan COVID relief bill.Read Letter

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MHPA joined with a coalition of long-term services and supports (LTSS) stakeholders in writing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of the National MLTSS Health Plan Association asking for support for important provisions included in H.R. 6800 (the HEROES Act) needed to address critical LTSS issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Also requested…

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