CMS Updates Processes for D-SNPs Implementing CY 2021 Medicare-Medicaid Integration and Unified Appeals and Grievance Requirements in Response to COVID-19: Clarification on Direct Contracts with States

Published: 
April 2020

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo detailing important updates on CMS processes for review and approval of state Medicaid agency contracts (SMACs) for contract year 2021. These updates acknowledge the unique circumstances resulting from Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans’ (D-SNPs’) and states’ priority focus on the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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