On Jan. 29, 2021, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (known as MACPAC) provided additional results from its congressionally mandated study of Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). The Final results will be included in MACPAC’s June 2021 report to Congress. CTAA’s Public Health and Transportation Policy Consultant Alex King listened in, and here are her notes.
MACPAC Summary of the Presentation:
“To respond to the committee’s request, MACPAC is conducting a multi-pronged study. At the October 2020 meeting, MACPAC described preliminary findings from an environmental scan of state NEMT policies and interviews with stakeholders in six states (Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Texas) and at the federal level.
This presentation described the findings from two additional components of the larger study: analysis of transformed Medicaid statistical information system (T-MSIS) data to describe NEMT utilization and spending and focus groups with beneficiaries who have used NEMT. Specifically, the presentation included background information on the NEMT benefit and federal requirements, reviewed MACPAC’s analytic plan for this study, and what we have learned to date from our analysis.”
Notes from Jan. 29 Presentation:
1. Analysis of administrative data on NEMT utilization and spending
2. Beneficiary Focus Group Findings
The Final results of this report will be included in MACPAC’s June 2021 report to Congress.
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