AHIP Statement for Congressional Hearing on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans
posted by AHIP Federal Department
on July 26, 2017
AHIP submitted a statement for the official record of a July 26, 2017 congressional hearing focusing on Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs). Our statement urges Congress to permanently reauthorize all SNPs including plans for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (D-SNPs), those for beneficiaries with specified chronic conditions (C-SNPs), and those for beneficiaries who require an institutional level of care (I-SNPs). We also highlight the value provided by SNPs, while explaining that Medicare beneficiaries who enroll in these plans benefit from the coordinated care, disease management, and other initiatives our members have pioneered to ensure that they receive high quality health care.