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CHA Meets With CMS on Medicare Managed Care Rules

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Yesterday, CHA met with representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at its headquarters in Baltimore to discuss the Medicaid managed care rules finalized in May 2016 and January 2017 and, specifically, their impact on the Quality Assurance Fee (QAF) program. CHA was represented by Senior Vice President of Health Policy and Innovation Anne McLeod; Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs Alyssa Keefe; and Vice President of Finance Amber Ott.

CMS was responsive to questions and concerns raised by CHA, and provided helpful clarifying information that CHA believes supports the QAF program’s current direction and compliance with these new federal requirements CHA will continue discussions with CMS and the Department of Health Care Services over the next several months as the state plan amendment, tax waiver and managed care rates are submitted to CMS for review and approval.