Capitol Correspondence - 06.18.18

CMS Administrator Seema Verma Answers ANCOR Congressional Letter on Tech

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma responded to a Congressional congressional request, organized by ANCOR and signed by 10 members of Congress, on the use of innovative technologies in I/DD supports and services. In what ANCOR considers a promising response, Verma’s letter states:

“We recognize the need to deliver services in new and innovative ways based on the evolving availability of technology and the realities of the direct service worker shortages. Together with you and our state partners, CMS will strive for the right balance between innovation and accountability in the provision of needed services to Medicaid beneficiaries including the use of payment models such as shared savings where appropriate.”

ANCOR members interested in leveraging this letter within your states should contact Esmé Grant Grewal at [email protected].