Capitol Correspondence - 04.08.19

MACPAC April 11 Meeting to Discuss Program Integrity, Medicaid Interoperability, and Other Key Issues

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ANCOR is sharing this announcement by the Medicaid and Chip Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) because the issues discussed are increasingly becoming relevant to supports for people with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD).

As shared by MACPAC:

“The April 2019 meeting of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will be held Thursday, April 11 from 9:30am–4:00pm and Friday, April 12 from 9:30am–11:30am at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center’s Horizon Ballroom.

The Commission wraps up its work on the June 2019 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP at the April meeting, with sessions reviewing four of the report’s five draft chapters on Thursday morning, and votes on potential recommendations scheduled for later in the afternoon.

First on Thursday’s agenda is a June chapter on Medicaid prescription drug policy, which contains draft recommendations to provide states with a grace period to determine Medicaid drug coverage and raise the cap on rebates. The Commission then revisits hospital payment policy, with a chapter and recommendation on how to treat third-party payment in the definition of Medicaid shortfall when determining disproportionate share hospital payments. Next, commissioners consider two recommendations that will be part of a June chapter on improving the effectiveness of Medicaid program integrity. [Emphasis added by ANCOR]


Friday’s sessions open with a review of the fifth draft chapter slated for June, on Medicaid in Puerto Rico. The second session of the morning reviews a proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in March to promote interoperability in federal health care programs. The April meeting closes with a review of evaluations of integrated care for dually eligible beneficiaries.


Public comments: MACPAC will accept public comments during the morning and afternoon sessions, and on a continuing basis through our website. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.”