The duties of the MCAC include:
- Recommend and review proposals for regulation, legislation and other Medicaid policies;
- Help formulate, review and evaluate policy proposals and their fiscal impact, as well as potential provider and recipient impact. Recommend policy changes that support the purpose/mission of the Medicaid program;
- Maintain familiarity with current financial, regulatory and legal aspects of the Medicaid program;
- Ensure the membership of MCAC effectively represents all relevant and concerned viewpoints, particularly those of Medicaid consumers, providers and the general public; and
- Facilitate communication between MCAC and those who administer the Medicaid program.
MCAC Membership is comprised of Medicaid recipients and or family/personal representatives, consumer groups on behalf of Medicaid recipients, and members of the general public who are concerned about health service delivery to the Medicaid population; healthcare professionals who serve the Medicaid population, and other individuals with relevant Medicaid knowledge and background in healthcare such as, but not limited to acute care, long term care, home care, rural health, Medicaid law and policy, healthcare financing, quality assurance, patient's rights, health planning, problems and needs of Medicaid population and pharmacy care.
Prospective members are recommended to the full committee by a sponsoring member organization and appointment to MCAC is made by the state agency Medicaid director. Members have a vote in all committee decisions only after approval by the Medicaid director. Members serve a term of three years from the date of appointment.
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