The Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) announced yesterday, December 9th, that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Washington State's Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) one-year extension request. MTP is what the HCA calls Washington's Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver.
This approval provides one additional year for all five MTP initiatives, beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2022. The HCA will continue to work with CMS on protocol documents and performance accountability details in the coming weeks and months.
In addition, Washington state is developing and refining the concepts for their MTP reewal application, to be submitted to CMS in mid-2022. This renewal package will include a plan for the evolution of Initiative 1, continuation of Initiatives 2-5, and several new initiatives, beginning in 2023.