Capitol Correspondence - 09.22.20

MACPAC September 24 Meeting to Discuss Medicaid Relief to Providers, HCBS Waiting Lists and More

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As announced by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission:

“The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will meet virtually for our September meeting. The live webcast will take place on Thursday, September 24 from 10:30 am–

3:15 pm EDT and on Friday, September 25 from 10:30 am–3:00 pm EDT.

On Thursday, meeting sessions will focus on countercyclical financing mechanisms, relief funding for Medicaid providers affected by COVID-19, estate recovery, Medicaid drug rebates for medications used for opioid use disorder, behavioral health, and federal data sources to analyze racial and ethnic disparities in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

On Friday, the Commission will hear from a panel on integrating care for dually eligible beneficiaries via Medicare-Medicaid plans, state management of waiting lists for home- and community-based services, coverage of vaccines for adults, and oversight of and accountability for pediatric oral health services under managed care.

Registration: Please sign up to attend the September 2020 MACPAC meeting on our meetings page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join the webinar.

Public comments. MACPAC will request public comments at designated points during the webcast; please see the meeting agenda for more information. We also accept comments on a continuing basis through our website. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

New from MACPAC. Visit the new interactive dashboard on Medicaid quality measures that we recently added to the MACPAC website. The dashboard brings together information from multiple federal data sets, combining nine years of reporting and performance data on the Child and Adult Core Sets into a single, user-friendly resource. Users can select and view trends in reporting and performance rates by state, fiscal year, measure domain, and selected measures. Users can see how states compare to each other and nationally on the number of measures reported; which measures are being reported; and performance rates for selected measures. We will update the dashboard with new information as it becomes available.