Changes to Medicare Advantage Network Adequacy Requirements for Behavioral Health Services: What You Need to Know

– by Jocelyn Bayliss, Program Lead, Provider Network Management & Tina Gallagher, Market Manager, Provider Network Management In April 2023, CMS issued a final rule that added two new specialty types, clinical psychology and clinical social work, to network adequacy standards. Addition of Specialty Types and Amendments

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[Webinar Replay] How Providers and Health Plans Can Collaborate to Maximize Revenue and Quality

[Webinar Replay] How Providers and Health Plans Can Collaborate to Maximize Revenue and Quality

In this webinar, we discuss the critical role providers play in the success of improved health outcomes, Star ratings, HEDIS measures and risk adjustment. We dive into: – What provider organizations should know about the latest trends in Star ratings, HEDIS measures and risk adjustment – Risk

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Medicare Advantage Initial or Service Area Expansion Application: Finalize CY 2024 and Prepare for CY 2025 

Per the CY 2023 Final Rule published on May 9, 2022, CMS requires applicants to demonstrate a sufficient network of contracted providers to care for beneficiaries before approving their application. Additionally, for CY 2024, CMS adopted regulations explicitly stating that applications may be denied if network adequacy

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New Proposed Medicaid Regulations Aim to Enhance Access to Care & Health Equity | Submit Comments by July 3, 2023

New Proposed Medicaid Regulations Aim to Enhance Access to Care & Health Equity | Submit Comments by July 3, 2023

The proposed rule, Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services, includes changes to existing requirements and introduces new requirements. The proposed regulations advance CMS’s efforts to improve access to care, quality and health outcomes; the regulations are intended to promote health equity across fee-for-service (FFS) and managed care delivery

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How to Prepare Your Medicare Advantage Initial or Service Area Expansion Application for CY 2024 & Beyond

CMS requires applicants to demonstrate they have a sufficient network of contracted providers before an initial or service-area expansion application is approved. In addition, for CY 2024, CMS will adopt regulations explicitly permitting it to deny applications based on an applicant’s failure to meet network adequacy criteria. Plans

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Case Study | How ATTAC Helped a Large Multi-state Health Plan Win a Medicaid Bid by Expanding the Plan’s Provider Network

A multi-state Medicaid plan faced a competitive bid for contract renewal. The state is moving to mandatory managed Medicaid for its standard Medicaid population as well as dual-eligible and long-term services and supports’ enrollees who need home- and community-based services. It was a substantial rebid with a

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Provider Access & Availability Surveys: Is Your Plan Meeting Access to Care and Appointment Availability Requirements?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that all health plans have written standards for access to care timeliness and member services. Your health plan is required to: Most states have a standard set requirement for primary and specialty care access and availability. Is your

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