October 1 Washington DC Update
Greetings from Washington! Congress remains in recess, but there are still things happening in Washington, particularly in preparation for the next open enrollment season under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which begins in 45 days (on November 15)! Also, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued two sets of important “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) – one regarding Medicaid coverage of services for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and another on coordination of benefits between Medicaid/CHIP and other third-party payers. (See “Other Resources” below.) In other news, CMS has reported that an additional 8 million people have enrolled in Medicaid since the last open enrollment season began, for a total of over 67 million people in the program.