VNAA Sends Letter to CMS on Dual Eligible Demonstrations
Monday, January 7, 2013
by: VNAA Policy Team

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy

This week, VNAA sent a letter to Melanie Bella the Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The letter lays out specific recommendations and concerns from the VNAA regarding the dual eligible financial alignment demonstrations. To read the full letter, please click here.

In total, 25 states submitted proposals to CMS on dual eligible demonstrations. Of those proposals, 17 state submitted capitated proposals for 2013 and 2014, 6 states offered FFS plans, and 2 states proposed both a capitated and FFS plan.
Currently the following states’ plans have been approved and they have signed Memorandums of Understanding with CMS:

  • Massachusetts, Capitated Financial Alignment Model, starting April 1, 2013
  • Washington, Managed Fee-for-Service Financial Alignment Model, starting  April 1, 2013
  • Ohio, Capitated Financial Alignment Model, starting September 1, 2013
More information on the dual eligibles demonstrations can be found on the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office Website.  

VNAA has worked closely with its members on this letter building on their concerns voiced at the state level. This letter was reviewed and approved by the Public Policy Council in December of 2012.

VNAA has also consulted with state associations that work closely with VNAA as well as the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (66 national organizations) and the Friday Morning Collaborative (31 national organizations).
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