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Advocacy & Research
May 2019
In a joint letter with 10 other organizations, SNAP urges the state legislature to use 100 percent of Tobacco Settlement Fund money for health-related services and programs in FY 2020.
April 2019
SNAP asks PA’s congressional delegation to join a letter asking House leadership to advance legislation delaying Affordable Care Act-mandated cut in Medicaid DSH payments scheduled to take effect later this year.
April 2019
SNAP expresses its support for the Wolf administration’s FY 2020 budget proposal to fund debt service for the monetization of the state’s future proceeds from the national master tobacco settlement agreement with sales and use tax revenue.
January 2019
In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, SNAP responds to a proposed federal Medicaid managed care regulation by expressing support for its partial restoration of rate ranges in Medicaid managed care payments; urges CMS to restore states’ ability to make managed care pass-through payments to ensure access to Medicaid services; and expresses support for CMS’s expansion of the use of directed payments in Medicaid managed care. SNAP also urges CMS to expand even further the use of rate ranges and directed payments.
August 2017
In response to a request from the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee for suggestions from stakeholders on ways to improve the delivery of Medicare services and eliminate statutory and regulatory obstacles to more effective care delivery, SNAP asks Congress to permit states to monitor Medicaid disproportionate share payments (Medicaid DSH) to hospitals using state prospective DSH limit calculations rather than requiring retroactive DSH audits.