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HEARING: #SubHealth to Examine Extending MA’s Special Needs Plans

Jul 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), announced a hearing for Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans.”

#SubHealth will examine extending specialized Medicare Advantage plans, known as Special Needs Plans (SNPs). These plans are a subcategory of coordinated care plans that limit their enrollment to one of three categories of Medicare beneficiaries with special needs: dual-eligible beneficiaries, residents of a nursing home, and beneficiaries with certain chronic or disabling conditions.

“Members have been working on legislative solutions to increase efficiency and improve access to high-quality health care for elderly patients living in poverty or with a chronic illness, and some good steps have been taken in this space,” said Chairman Burgess. “We look forward to building on this important and bipartisan work. Patients and seniors are depending on it.”

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony for the hearing will be available here as they are posted.