HCA announces public comment period for MTP one-year extension and amendment

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HCA announces public comment period for MTP one-year extension and amendment

Starting today, Health Care Authority (HCA) invites you to provide public comment on our draft one-year extension application and draft amendment for the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP). MTP is a five-year Section 1115 waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

About the extension

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. This extension, if approved, would create a sixth year for MTP.

About the amendment

HCA is seeking CMS approval to amend our existing waiver to:

  • Provide flexibility related to long-term services and supports (LTSS).
  • 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.

Upcoming webinars

HCA will host two public hearings via webinar to provide an overview of the extension application and proposed amendments. Register for one of the following dates:

If you are unable to attend, we'll be posting a recording of the November 16 webinar.

Public comment

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, Accountable Communities of Health, and the public to provide input. Share your thoughts in this online survey.

Learn more

To learn more about the one-year extension application and amendment: