The Tenets of MHPA

  • Medicaid is a vital program that provides care to underserved populations; these Americans deserve access to quality care that meets their needs.
  • The state-federal partnership that provides the financial resources for this care should be prudently managed.
  • MHPA member plans are risk-bearing entities that provide Medicaid beneficiaries with access to comprehensive, high-quality, and cost-effective care, while delivering program cost-savings and state budget predictability.
  • MHPA represents the Medicaid interests of the nation’s Medicaid managed care plans and strives to advance public policy that controls costs and improves access in delivery of quality health care to Medicaid enrollees.
  • MHPA strongly supports payment rates to health plans that are actuarially sound and ensure the financial stability of health plans, allowing them to provide necessary services to beneficiaries.
  • Medicaid managed care health plans ensure value-based health care through unparalleled care coordination.
  • MHPA believes in a person-centered approach to patient care through a comprehensive, integrated package.
  • MHPA supports the ability of states to tailor their Medicaid programs to meet the needs of their unique population, but will strongly encourage them to adopt comprehensive, person-centered programs.
  • MHPA strongly opposes state or federal level barriers to adoption of comprehensive, risk-based care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
  • MHPA supports efforts to bring high-needs populations, such as individuals who are aged, blind, or living with disabilities into managed, coordinated care.
  • MHPA supports the use of standardized, national measurements of quality that allow consumers to compare the performance of health plans.
  • MHPA focuses on issues unique to managed care organizations participating in the Medicaid program.