MSSP Transition Framework Released for Stakeholder Comment

As proposed in the Governor’s January 2017 budget, the MultiPurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) transition into managed care has been delayed to no sooner than January 1, 2020. This reflects the lengthened demonstration period for the Coordinated Care Initiative and will give managed care plans, MSSP sites, stakeholders, and beneficiaries sufficient time to work together to plan for a smooth transition.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released two documents to guide this transition process.

  • The first document is an archive of the work done to date on the MSSP transition (through December 2016).
  • The second document is the proposed MSSP Transition Framework, which outlines the steps and process moving forward. DHCS is seeking stakeholder feedback on this document.

The MSSP Transition Framework outlines the following steps, most of which are mandated by the original Coordinated Care Initiative statute:

  • Initial managed care plans/MSSP Sites monthly status conference calls to commence in late October 2017 in preparation for January 2018 kick-off meeting;
  • Transition kick-off with managed care plans, MSSP Sites, providers and stakeholders in January 2018;
  • Local stakeholder engagement processes in each county; and
  • Development of plan-specific transition plans.

Comment on the MSSP Transition Framework is due to by 5 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017.

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