HCA Announces Public Comment Period on MTP Extension
The Health Care Authority (HCA) invites you to provide public comment on our draft application for a one-year extension on our Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP). MTP is a five-year Section 1115 waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This extension, if approved, would create a sixth year for MTP.
An extension would allow Washington State to continue its COVID-19 relief efforts through each of the MTP initiatives. It would also serve to further the continued implementation of MTP’s transformational goals and progress toward value-based care.
HCA is also seeking CMS approval to amend our existing waiver to provide flexibility related to long-term services and supports (LTSS) and align the value-based payment (VBP) target for year 5 of MTP because of state adjustments due to COVID-19.
The public comment period runs from Monday, November 2 to Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Public comment is open to anyone who would like to share feedback. We encourage health care and social service providers, managed care organizations, hospitals and health systems, medical associations, Tribes, and the public to provide input.