Advocacy, Policy, and Best Practice

Improving Policy and Practices to Ensure Patient Care is A Priority

We work with the government and plans to improve policy and practice in the care of high-risk beneficiaries, including the dually eligible, frail elders, adults with disabilities, and others with serious chronic conditions.

SNP Alliance serves its members through:

  • Public policy development and advocacy
  • Strategic visioning and leadership
  • Coalition building
  • Annual member survey
  • National meetings and conferences
  • Best practice collaboratives
  • Legislative and regulatory analysis and updates
  • Issues briefs and case studies

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Influencing Legislation Through Strategic Advocacy Work, Establishing Strong Relationships and Coalition Building

SNP Alliance advocates for public policy development by leveraging Congressional influence and collaborating to build strong partnerships to ensure that legislation around advancing SNP and MMP’s is a top priority.

We report responses from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), other agencies, and stakeholders on laws, rule-making, and expert committee involvement.

As agents of change, we aim to develop and promote policies that are beneficial for payors, providers, and consumers.

Facilitating Discussion and Shared Learning to Advance Priorities

Through regular member calls, meetings, conferences, and our annual survey, we gather information and build our collection of data on the unique characteristics that make up SNPs and MMPs.

We have an ongoing priority of advancing integration for those dually eligible by addressing issues and member concerns around Medicare and Medicaid, such as the implementation of the requirements outlined in the 2018 Balanced Budget Act, which provided permanency for special needs plans.

The SNP Alliance’s goal is to continue to be a valued resource for members by ensuring individuals have the right knowledge and access to address the care for those with complex needs.

Analyzing Quality Measures & Methods Toward Meaningful Performance Evaluation

Our mission is to initiate or change methods based on the latest analysis and updates. Through collaborative learning with partnerships, we are able to provide real-world expertise and implement practices that will improve health disparities.

Our approach includes changes to quality measurement and performance evaluations, such as:

  • Stars measures and cut points
  • Health Outcomes Survey
  • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS)
  • Model of Care
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) risk adjustment

Meaningful data, developed into issue briefs and case studies, allows us to represent better and promote issues facing the SNP and MMP population.

“The SNP Alliance is a truly refreshing group be a part of: highly knowledgeable and dedicated people, a lot of expertise in one room, evident camaraderie, and a sense of engagement that goes beyond what most people expect out of advocacy groups.” – SNP Alliance Member

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