Washington

Washington Managed Fee-for-Service Financial Alignment Model Demonstration 

SPOTLIGHT & RELEASES

09/24/2019 -

Demonstration Year 3 Final and Demonstration Year 4 Preliminary Medicare Cost Savings Report for the Washington managed fee-for-service model demonstration under the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative (09/24/2019) (PDF)

Third Evaluation Report for the Washington managed fee-for-service model demonstration under the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative (09/24/2019) (PDF)

Key Dates

October 24, 2012 - CMS and Washington sign MOU for MFFS model

June 28, 2013 - CMS and Washington execute Final Demonstration Agreement for MFFS model

July 1, 2013 - MFFS model starts

December 23, 2016 - CMS and Washington execute Final Demonstration Agreement Amendment for MFFS model

December 21, 2018 - CMS and Washington execute Final Demonstration Agreement Amendment for MFFS model, extending demonstration through December 31, 2020

Washington Managed Fee-for-Service Model

On October 25, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state of Washington would become the first state to partner with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI) to test a managed fee-for-service (MFFS) model for providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with a more coordinated, person-centered care experience. Through the demonstration, Washington is building upon its Medicaid health home model, targeting Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with chronic health conditions. The demonstration began on July 1, 2013.

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