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Oct 20 CMS Comment Deadline on MassHealth 1115 Amendments

Date: 
10/05/2017
Author: 
vicky pulos

On Sept. 8, 2017, EOHHS submitted a request to CMS to amend the 1115 Waiver to include a wide-ranging set of MassHealth eligibility and benefit cuts. Comments on the proposed changes must be filed with CMS by Oct. 20, 2017. Attached is a Table prepared by MLRI summarizing the July proposal to amend the waiver,  concerns of MLRI and other advocates with the proposal, the request to amend the waiver as submitted to CMS in September, and  objections to the request as submitted.

UPDATE: Attached are comments prepared by MLRI & by HCFA and submitted to CMS. All comments can be viewed on the CMS comments webiste link below. 

Listed below are weblinks with additional information about the Request, comments submitted to EOHHS on its initial proposal, an update from EOHHS, and the link for filing comments with CMS.

The narrative portion of  the 1115 Waiver request submitted to CMS and copies of comments on the July proposed request are posted here:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/commissions-and-initiatives/healthcare-reform/masshealth-innovations/1115-waiver.html

A Sept 8, 2017 Update to the FY 2018 budget describing planned changes to the MassHealth Reform Package is posted here:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/eohhs/healthcare-reform/masshealth-innovations/fy18-masshealth-and-commercial-market-reform-package-updates-09-08-2017.pdf

The entire 1115 request submitted to CMS is posted here:
https://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Waivers/1115/downloads/ma/ma-masshealth-pa3.pdf

Comments to CMS must be filed by October 20, 2017 and can be submitted here:
https://public.medicaid.gov/connect.ti/public.comments/view?objectId=1892771

 

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