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In this week’s newsletter you will find NAMD submits a statement on the final Medicaid Managed Care Rule and summarizes key issues from the final Medicaid Parity Rule. Other items in this issue are HCBS, substance use disorder privacy, LAN, Hill action, and DSRIP.

Update April 26, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Issues Statement on Final Medicaid Managed Care Rule Today NAMD issued a press release welcoming the finalization of a long-anticipated rule from the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) which updates federal standards for Medicaid managed care programs. In...

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NAMD Statement on Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2016 Contact: Matt Salo The Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) finalized the long-awaited Medicaid managed care regulation (CMS-2390-P) late Monday afternoon. The regulation, initially published in draft form almost 12 months ago, is an effort by CMCS to recognize the increased role of...

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In this week’s newsletter we recap the April All-Director call and Value-based Purchasing. NAMD also submitted a comment letter on the final Medicaid covered outpatient drug rule. In regulations, CMMI announced a new primary care model and the submission of access monitoring plans deadline was extended.

Update April 12, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   RECAP: April All-Director Call Last week, NAMD held the April edition of our monthly All-Director call. Directors discussed a variety of topics, including: Access monitoring: States discussed their interactions with CMS in developing their access monitoring plans under the final access...

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