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Kentucky HEALTH

  • Kentucky HEALTH (modified: 1 year ago)
    On August 24, 2016, Kentucky submitted an application to CMS for a five year section 1115 demonstration, entitled "Kentucky HEALTH." All non-disabled individuals under age 65 covered by Medicaid, including the new adult group, parents and caretakers, children, pregnant women, and medically frail, would be impacted by this demonstration that will use a managed care delivery system structured as a high deductible health plan with two health care spending accounts. The proposal includes elements including, required premium and copayments; required work and community engagement activities; benefit redesign; an employer sponsored insurance premium assistance program; a waiver of non-emergency medical transportation; and a substance use disorder pilot program. The federal comment period will be open from September 8, 2016 through October 8, 2016.
  • Kentucky HEALTH - Application and CMS STCs (modified: 3 weeks ago)
    In light of the district court's decision in Stewart v. Azar, No. 18-152 (D.D.C. June 29, 2018), we are inviting additional comments on Kentucky's demonstration project "Kentucky Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health (KY HEALTH)" and its component parts, including the Kentucky HEALTH program. Although an additional public comment period is not legally required, CMS is conducting one to ensure that interested stakeholders have an opportunity to comment on the issues raised in the litigation and in the court's decision. CMS is opening the 30-day federal public comment period on (1) Kentucky's original demonstration proposal from August 24, 2016, (2) Kentucky's revised proposal from July 3, 2017, and (3) the special terms and conditions (STCs) that CMS approved on January 12, 2018. The federal public comment period will be open from July 19, 2018 through August 18, 2018.
  • Kentucky Health - Proposed Modifications to Application (modified: 1 year ago)
    On August 24, 2016, Kentucky submitted an application for a five year section 1115 demonstration, entitled "Kentucky HEALTH." On July 3, 2017, Kentucky submitted modifications to the pending HEALTH demonstration application, which removes their request to expand presumptive eligibility sites, removes the graduated hour requirements for the community engagement and employment requirement, and requests authority to implement a lockout for failure to report a change in circumstance. The federal public comment period will be open from July 3, 2017 through August 2, 2017.