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SB 553: Public Working Sessions

Posted: August 11, 2017

SB 553: Public Working Sessions

The SB553 workgroup convened on August 9thDHHS Commissioner Jeff Meyers reviewed the SB155 language, articulating that CFI and Nursing Facilities SHALL be incorporated into managed Medicaid on July 1, 2019.  He quickly went on to state that there is NO plan for incorporating DD, ABD or IHS into managed care at this time, nor does he expect there to be one at any time in the near future.  The focus of SB553 work is solely on CFI and NF at this time. There were presentations given outlining different managed Medicaid models such as ACOs, provider-run ACOs and hybrid MCO-ACOs. 

The Commissioner also stated that DHHS is receptive to input on various models as well as data that would support their actuarial analysis and decision-making in this effort. They are not leaning in any one direction at this time and are truly open to ideas on how to incorporate CFI and NF.   Their goal is to have a draft RFP ready by the end of December to present to the legislature and Governor and Council which outlines the MCO requirements for Acute care and CFI/NF managed Medicaid.  They are also planning to hold public hearings in every Executive Council district in January and February 2018.

The slide deck and DHHS proposed implementation timeline will be available soon on the DHHS SB553 webpage.  The link to that page is:

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