CMS Releases Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:56 PM
CMS finalized a rule that focuses on Medicaid managed care on April 25, 2016. The rule is essential as more states move towards one Medicaid program. Additionally, the rule addresses MLTSS, which is specific to the home care community.
“We’re taking a next step in [our] work today by finalizing a long-anticipated rule that updates how Medicaid works for the nearly two-thirds of beneficiaries who get coverage through private managed care plans. These improvements modernize the way these managed care health plans operate so that Medicaid and CHIP continue to provide cost-effective, high quality care to consumers,” Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS, and Vikki Wachino, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, wrote in a blog post announcing the final rule.
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