ENGAGEMENT WITH REGULATORY AGENCIES
February 5, 2021 -
MHPA Signs National Letter to HHS re: Post-Partum Coverage in 1115 Waivers
MHPA sent a letter to HHS with nearly 300 state and national organizations urging approval of section 1115 waivers aimed at extending postpartum coverage for individuals who were enrolled in Medicaid while pregnant to a full year after the end of pregnancy.
December 23, 2020 -
MHPA Letter to HHS on "Reducing Provider and Patient Burden" Proposed Rule
MHPA sent a letter to HHS Secretary Azar and CMS Administrator Verma expressing "serious concerns with the timeframe for providing comments and responding to the requests for information" on the Reducing Provider and Patient Burden by Improving Prior Authorization Processes proposed rule. The proposed rule (CMS-9123-P) contained an abnormally short 25-day comment period.
December 21, 2020 -
Group Letter to CMS on "Reducing Provider and Patient Burden" Proposed Rule
MHPA joined a letter with other leading national associations calling on CMS to "pause work on this rule as the nation continues to focus on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic." The proposed rule (CMS-9123-P) contained an abnormally short 25-day comment period.
December 17, 2020 -
Key Group Letter to Biden Transition on PHE Declaration Extension
MHPA joined a letter with other leading national associations calling on President-elect Biden and the transition team to convene states and stakeholders to develop a set of publicly reported metrics or milestones that will inform future decisions around the COVID PHE declaration.
December 14, 2020 -
MHPA’s letter requests action on several legislative and regulatory priorities in 2021 for the new Administration.
November 20, 2020 -
Comments to CMS’ Request for Information: Recommended Measure Set for Medicaid-Funded Home and Community-Based Services
A joint letter from MHPA, National MLTSS Health Plan Association, AHIP, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
November 16, 2020 -
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October 1, 2020 -
Letter to CMS Requesting an Extension of CMS HCBS RFI Deadline
MHPA joined a letter with several other health care trade associations requesting that CMS extend the deadline for the Request for Information (RFI) on the Recommended Measure Set for Medicaid-Funded Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). The letter states, “as the national trade associations representing health insurance providers at the state and federal level who serve hundreds of millions of Americans every day, we welcome the opportunity to respond to the questions posed in the RFI.” The letter requests a 30-day extension of the comment deadline.
September 22, 2020 -
MHPA Sends COVID-19 Transition Planning Issues and Recommendations to CMCS
MHPA sent COVID-19 transition planning recommendations to the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) in an effort to ensure that the health care needs of Medicaid beneficiaries will continue to be met in an appropriate and timely manner after the expiration of the public health emergency (PHE).