Keeping Regulations Affecting Medicaid on the Forefront


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 -

Medicaid Managed Care Rule - MHPA Comments/CMS Actions

Topline summary and side-by-side comparison.

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).




August 7, 2020 -

MHPA Joins Groups Sending Comments to CMS on HCBS Rebalancing and Nursing Home Diversification

MHPA joined with five other national trade associations representing health insurance providers at the state and federal level to provide input on HCBS, rebalancing, and nursing home diversification.READ LETTER

July 20, 2020 -

MHPA Sends Comments to CMS-2482-P- Proposed Rule: Medicaid Program; Establishing Minimum Standards in Medicaid State Drug Utilization Review (DUR) and Supporting Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) for Drugs Covered in Medicaid, Revising Medicaid Drug Rebate and Third Party Liability (TPL) Requirements

MHPA sent comments to CMS Administrator Seema Verma for the proposed rule, Medicaid Program; Establishing Minimum Standards in Medicaid State Drug Utilization Review (DUR) and Supporting Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) for Drugs Covered in Medicaid, Revising Medicaid Drug Rebate and Third Party Liability (TPL) Requirements.

July 20, 2020 -

MHPA Sends Medicaid Provider and Plan Letter on MFAR's Impact to HHS/CMS

MHPA joined with six other national organizations sending a letter requesting that the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pause work on the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR) during this time of COVID-19 and urge thoughtful consideration of the long-term impact of the policy.

July 9, 2020 -

Letter to CMCS regarding Safeguarding Medicaid Program Sustainability through State-Medicaid Managed Care Partnerships

MHPA sent a letter to CMCS Director Calder Lynch requesting that CMS issue guidance to help protect the continued viability of state-Medicaid managed care partnerships and the long-term sustainability of the Medicaid program. - READ LETTER

May 29, 2020 -

RFI Response regarding Maternal and Infant Health Care in Rural Communities

MHPA responded to the Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) request for information (RFI) regarding maternal and infant care in rural communities. The letter commended the Committee's continued leadership and commitment to improving health care access, quality, and outcomes for women and infants in our nation’s rural communities. - READ LETTER

May 8, 2020 -

Letter to HHS Secretary, Medicaid Directors on Supporting Critical Medicaid Providers 

MHPA joins with seven other organizations in writing HSS Secretary Azar to urge for the urgency of expeditiously delivery federal financial relief to Medicaid providers and to offer ongoing assistance for future action. - READ LETTER

May 8, 2020 -

Letter on CARES Act Funding and Medicaid Providers Sent to HHS Secretary

MHPA sent a letter to Secretary Azar offering recommendations and to encourage taking action to ensure access to care today and in the future for the vulnerable Medicaid and Dually Eligible populations who access care and services through the Medicaid health care delivery system. - READ LETTER

May 4, 2020 -

Letter to FCC Regarding Lifeline Program and Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

MHPA joined with other organizations in requesting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) consider certain actions to expand the availability of the Lifeline program during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. - READ LETTER

March 23, 2020 -

Response Letter to to the HHS Secretary and CMS Administrator on Coordinating Care from Out-of-State Providers for Medicaid-Eligible Children with Medically Complex

RIN 0938-ZB57 - Request for Information - CMS-2324-NC  - READ LETTER

March 11, 2020 -

Letter to CMS on COVID-19

January 31, 2020 -

MHPA Comments on Medicaid Fiscal Accountability in Proposed Regulation

Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 222, November 18, 2019 [CMS-2393-P] and Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 249, December 30, 2019 [CMS-2393-N] - READ LETTER

January 13, 2020 -

Letter to Center for Medicaid and Chip Services (CMCS)

Use of Underwriting Gain Assumption Models & Suggested Additions to 2020-2021 Medicaid Managed Care Rate Setting Development Guide . - READ LETTER

December 19, 2019 -

MHPA Sends Letter to CMS Asking for Extension to Comment Period

Concerned over the limited timeframe available for stakeholders to offer meaningful comments before the mid-January deadline, MHPA sent its own letter to CMS asking for an extension to the comment period given the complexity of the Medicaid regulation proposals can have on beneficiaries and the current health care delivery system. - READ LETTER

December 18, 2019 -

MHPA Joins with Partnership for Medicaid to Request CMS Extend Rulemaking Comment Period for 60 Days

MHPA  joined with the Partnership for Medicaid to request CMS extend the Medicaid fiscal accountability NPRM comment period for 60 days, time necessary to offer more meaningful comments and to fully assess the impact that these changes will have on the Medicaid Program and state budgets. - READ LETTER

November 7, 2019 -

MHPA Letter on CMCS Informational Bulletin

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirements Related to Third-Party Vendors - READ LETTER

June 3, 2019 -

MHPA Submit Comments to CMS on Two Comprehensive Regulations

MHPA Comments to CMS–9115–P; Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Interoperability and Patient Access for Medicare Advantage Organization and Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, CHIP Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, Issuers of Qualified Health Plans in the Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and Health Care Providers.  As well as Comments to RIN 0955–AA01; 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program - READ LETTER

April 8, 2019 -

MHPA Comments on Fraud & Abuse, Safe Harbor Proposed Rules

MHPA Comments to OIG-0936-P;  Proposed Rule: Fraud & Abuse; Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Creation of New Safe Harbor Protection for Certain Point-of-Sale Reductions in Price on Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Certain Pharmacy Benefit Manager Service Fees. - READ LETTER

January 14, 2019 -

MHPA Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule for the Medicaid and CHIP

Medicaid Program; Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care - READ LETTER

December 31, 2018 -

MHPA Response to Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drugs

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage,
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE),
Medicaid Fee-for-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021 - READ LETTER

July 31, 2018 -

MHPA Comments on Title X

Family Planning Program - Title X Notice of Rulemaking - READ LETTER

July 18, 2018 -

MHPA Comments on Drug Pricing

HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Price and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs - READ LETTER

April 12, 2018 -

MHPA's Comments on Implementing the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs)

Comments on Section 50311. Request for Stakeholder Input(RFI) entitled “Implementing the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) Provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law No. 115-123)” issued on March 13, 2018. MHPA applauds CMS’ efforts to strengthen integration of care for dual eligible beneficiaries and to develop unified processes across programs to ensure access to seamless, coordinated care for vulnerable beneficiaries. - READ LETTER

January 16, 2018 -

MHPA Comments on Medicare Program

CMS-4182-P: Medicare Program; Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program Proposed Rule - READ LETTER

October 17, 2016 -

MHPA Comments on the Proposed PACE Rule

MHPA believes that PACE Organizations (POs) and Medicaid MCOs play a key role in providing integrated acute and long-term services and supports (LTSS) to complex, vulnerable populations. - READ LETTER

State Waivers

August 17, 2018 -

KY 1115 MHPA Waiver Comments

January 5, 2018 -

NC 1115 MHPA Waiver Comments