VHCA Provides Comments to DMAS on Draft Dual Eligible Proposal

As previously reported, the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is proceeding with its efforts to develop and implement a demonstration to integrate care and payment for dual eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) beneficiaries in Virginia.  On April 13th, the Department published a public comment draft of its proposal to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

VHCA’s Ad-Hoc Medicaid Managed Care Committee met for the second time yesterday in Richmond to finalize comments from the Association to DMAS.  Consistent with our earlier discussion and comments, VHCA remains very concerned about the overall lack of information contained within the draft proposal.  The comments along with a cover letter to DMAS Director Cindi Jones are available in our online resource library.

Members are encouraged to review all documents maintained in the library which was established to house information related to the evaluation of the Dual Eligible Financial Alignment Demonstration (the Demonstration) and documents the efforts of VHCA’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Medicaid Managed Care.  The resource library is located here and requires VHCA member access to view the documents.