April 21, 2017
The Honorable Orrin G. Hatch The Honorable Ron Wyden
Chairman, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee
219 Dirksen Senate Office Building 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-6200 Washington, D.C. 20510-6200
Dear Chairman Hatch and Senator Wyden,
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is writing to express our strong support for the provisions related to Medicare Advantage Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) in S.870, the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017.
ACAP is an association of 60 not-for-profit, community-based Safety Net Health Plans located in 26 states. Our member plans provide coverage to almost seventeen million individuals enrolled in Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicare Advantage Dual-Eligible SNPs. Nationally, ACAP plans serve almost half of all Medicaid managed care enrollees. Twenty-four of our plans are D-SNPs, and 14 of our plans participate in the Financial Alignment Demonstration, accounting for over 30 percent of all enrollment in the Demonstration.