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Capitol Correspondence - 01.12.21

GAO Seeks Appointees for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

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The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) plays an important role in informing Congress on key issues in Medicaid and issuing non-binding recommendations for how Congress should proceed. We encourage ANCOR members interested in MACPAC’s work to review the announcement below and share it with their networks to ensure the intellectual / developmental disability perspective in Medicaid is represented. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is managing the nomination process and has shared with ANCOR’s coalitions that they are casting a wide net to get a diverse pool of applicants.

Official announcement: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/04/2020-28477/request-for-medicaid-and-chip-payment-and-access-commission-macpac-nominations.


The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) established MACPAC to review Medicaid and CHIP access and payment policies and to advise Congress on issues affecting Medicaid and CHIP. CHIPRA gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing MACPAC’s members. GAO is now accepting nominations for MACPAC appointments that will be effective May 2021. Nominations should be sent to the email address listed below. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission.


Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted no later than January 26, 2021, to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment.


Submit letters of nomination and resumes to [email protected].”