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In the newsletter this week you will find information on Medicare Part B premium increase, VPB in Medicaid pharmacy, HHS actions on opioids, study of insurers’ spending on medications, and Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on Local Health System Performance.

NAMD Update Update July 19, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   HEADS UP: 2017 Medicare Part B Premium Increases Set to Impact States Recently, the Medicare Board of Trustees published its 2016 annual report on the Medicare program. In this report, the Trustees estimate the 2017 Medicare Part B premium...

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In this newsletter we cover Testimony on ACE Kids, Comments on Medicare Payment Providers, Hep C, Managed Care Rate Development Guide, Delivery System Reform, and ASPE Report on Impact of Medicaid Expansion.

NAMD Update Update July 6, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Bids Farewell to Darin Gordon in Tennessee, Welcomes Dr. Wendy Long On June 30, Darin Gordon stepped down as Director of TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program. Darin served as TennCare Director since 2006, making him the longest-serving Medicaid Director...

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