MA – CMS Offers to Extend Dual Demos in Select States
February 2017 ~
CMS announced on January 19, its plans to work with state officials to extend dual eligible demonstration projects in Washington (WA), Massachusetts (MA), and Minnesota (MN) for two years – through 2020.
Established in 2013, the three demos have shown positive results, according to CMS, but require additional time for a thorough evaluation. CMS added that an extension would minimize the risk of beneficiary disruption and support clearer decision-making in state budgeting.
If any of the three selected states have interest in extending the demonstration, each will need to submit a letter of intent by March 1st, 2017.
Source(s): CMS Memo; CMS, January 19, 2017; Modern Healthcare, February 2, 2017; Health Management Associates, February 1, 2017; MN DHHS, January 2017;