Financial Alignment Demonstrations

Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) Enrollment Processing Updates Resulting from the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA)

Study Hall Call
8/26/2020

On August 26, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 pm ET  the Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) hosted a Study Hall Call on Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) Enrollment Processing Updates Resulting from the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA)

Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) Enrollment Restrictions Resulting from the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA)

This technical assistance tool describes the regulation that allows Medicare plans that provide prescription drug coverage (including MMPs) to use drug management programs to limit access to certain controlled substances determined to be “frequently abused drugs” for patients who are determined to be at-risk for prescription drug abuse due to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA).

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Medicare Enrollment Periods and Special Election Periods for Dually Eligible Individuals: Reference Tables

This technical assistance tool provides tables describing both general and special election periods relevant to the enrollment of dually eligible indiviuals in drug management programs into Medicare Advantage plans, including Medicare--Medicaid Plans operating in demonstrations under the Financial Alignment Initiative.

Top Scoring Medicare-Medicaid Plans on Overall Rating of Health Plan: A Snapshot from the 2019 CAHPS Survey

Under the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is measuring consumer experience in multiple ways, including through beneficiary surveys such as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS). As part of the MA-PD CAHPS survey, respondents are asked to rate their health plan on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst health plan possible and 10 is the best health plan possible.

Webinar: CMS Historical Part A and B Entitlement Data: Introduction to the E&E360 Portal

On September 25, ICRC hosted the webinar, CMS Historical Part A and B Entitlement Data: Introduction to the E&E360 Portal for states implementing capitated model demonstrations under the Financial Alignment Initiative. The webinar provided a live walk-through of the new E&E360 MMP transaction enrollment portal, presenting real processing scenarios to showcase the benefits and enhancements over the existing Online Processing option.

CMS Historical Part A and B Entitlement Data: Introduction to the E&E360 Portal

Study Hall Call
September 2019

This webinar and accompanying presenation slides provide information on the historical Part A and Part B data across all eligibility responses, as well as an overview of the E&E360 Eligibility and Enrollment Online Portal.

Agenda:

Historical Part A and B Entitlement Data

  • Addition of Historical Part A and B entitlement data across all eligibility responses
  • Review the impact to application systems, introduce updated documents and discuss implementation timelines.

E&E360 Eligibility and Enrollment Online Portal

Three New Opportunities to Test Innovative Models of Integrated Care for Individuals Dually Eligible for Medicaid and Medicare

This State Medicaid Director Letter invites states to partner with CMS to test innovative approaches to better serve individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The three new opportunities include: capitated Financial Alignment models; (2) managed fee-for-service Financial Alignment models; and (3) state-specific models. 

Care Coordination in Integrated Care Programs Serving Dually Eligible Beneficiaries – Health Plan Standards, Challenges and Evolving Approaches

This MACPAC report reviews and analyzes care coordination requirements in the managed care organization contracts of nine states participating in demonstrations under the Financial Alignment Initiative, 10 states that contract with Fully Integrated Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (FIDE SNPs), and eight states that contract with Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) that are required to have companion plans that provide Medicaid managed longterm services and supports (MLTSS plans). 

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