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Medicaid Managed Care Rules: Key Considerations for Aging Advocates

June 17, 2015

Update: Justice in Aging Comments Submitted July 27

On May 27, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to update the Medicaid managed care regulations for the first time in over ten years. Comments on the proposed regulations are due Monday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Your experience working with older adults and/or LTSS means your voice is important in the comment process. Please feel free to use all or any part of the sample comment letter in your comments.

For more on the rule, see Justice in Aging’s issue brief, Medicaid Managed Care Rules: Key Considerations for Aging Advocates. The issue brief breaks down the key areas of importance for older adults and their advocates.  This issue brief, and corresponding webinar, explores eight key areas, focusing on what they mean for long-term services and supports and older Medicaid beneficiaries.

The issue brief is available here.

The webinar is available here.

The sample comments are available here along with instructions for commenting. A cheat sheet of citations and page numbers is available here.

We also conducted a webinar with the Aging and Disability Partnership for MLTSS on the new regulations. Here is the video, the Powerpoint presentation, the transcript, and the accompanying guide.

For more background information on managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS), see Justice in Aging’s previous MLTSS guidance summary, available here and our MLTSS contract library, available here.

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