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This brief reviews the history and current status of federal special needs plans (SNPs) authority, with particular attention to provisions of interest to state Medicaid programs that have or are considering entering into contracts with SNPs to integrate or coordinate Medicaid long-term care services with Medicare primary, acute and prescription drug services for dually eligible beneficiaries. Key future changes to the program and a legislative history are outlined.
federal special needs plans; SNP; authority; prescription drug services; integrating Medicare and Medicaid services; relationships with state Medicaid programs; MMA; MIPPA; Interim Final Rule
Hunter McKay, ASPE Project Officer
HHS/ASPE/DALTCP, Room 424E, H.H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52243