On Jan. 31 NADP filed comments
with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the
Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR). NADP opposed the proposed
expansion of the definition of permissible classes of health care items
and services for the purpose of imposing Medicaid-related taxes. The
letter states, “NADP strongly urges CMS to reconsider the addition of
health insurance as a permissible class. The proposed class would create
the potential for financial harm to dental benefits consumers, result
in a decline in dental coverage, and deviate significantly from the
intent and scope of existing statute.” The letter also highlights that
the proposed class of health insurance would be substantially more broad
than existing classes under Medicaid statute.
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