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The Amputee Coalition Signs on to the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities Letter to Help Public Make More Informed Medical Decisions

Jul 17, 2023 |

As an advocate for the people in the healthcare space, the Amputee Coalition has signed on to the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities’ (CCD) letter on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality (CMS-2439-P).  

The CCD is the largest coalition of approximately 100 national organizations (including the Amputee Coalition who is a member organization) working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. 

On July 3, 2023, a letter was addressed to Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on behalf of the CCD. The letter stated that the CCD generally supports the proposed changes that improve transparency and accountability in managed care payments and quality measurement, along with proposed provisions that strengthen enrollee protections and due process. Exceptions were specified in the letter. 

This proposed rule (CMS-2439-P) would specify standards for timely access to care and states’ monitoring and enforcement efforts; enhance quality, fiscal, and program integrity standards for state directed payments; specify the scope of in lieu of services and settings to better support health-related social needs; further specify medical loss ratio requirements; and establish a quality rating system for managed care plans. 

Ultimately the rule proposal will enable the general public to make much more informed medical decisions when selecting a healthcare or managed care plan.  

If you would like to view the full letter it is available here. Visit our Advocacy Letters to Policymakers webpage to view other letters the Amputee Coalition has endorsed.