VHCA Submits Comments to CMS: Dual Demonstration Proposal

Earlier this week, the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA) submitted written comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) related to a proposal submitted by the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) for a blended payment demonstration for dual eligible beneficiaries that, if approved, would provide capitated combined Medicare and Medicaid funding to managed care organizations (MCOs).  These MCOs would in turn, contract with providers, including nursing facilities, for the delivery of coordinated services to individuals with both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. The comments, developed in conjunction with the association’s ad-hoc committee on managed care, are available here (member log-in required).