NAMD Spring 2016 Federal Policy Update

NAMD staff prepared a memo for Directors outlining key federal regulatory and legislative priorities for the remainder of the year. It provides a snapshot of major priorities for HHS, including completion of the final Medicaid managed care rule, systems work, and value-based purchasing. It also provides an assessment of legislation which is likely to impact […]

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NAMD prepared a memo providing a summary of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)’s recently-announced Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) care model. The memo summarizes the model’s goals, its main features, key components for payers to consider in applying to the model, and potential pros and cons for state participation. Read the full […]

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NAMD provided responses to a set of Senate Finance Committee questions regarding streamlining and improving Medicaid data reporting, as well as exploring avenues to enhance Medicaid’s access to other data sources. In the response, NAMD calls for reducing certain outdated reporting requirements, facilitating the sharing of Medicaid data between federal entities, and making other federal […]

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NAMD submitted a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and Committee Member Charles Grassley which offer recommendations to better streamline the use of health care data to accelerate high value reforms in the health care system. The letter responds to the Senators’ June 12 open letter to stakeholders. Read the full letter here.

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NAMD released the second in its Working Paper Series, “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration.” This paper builds on NAMD’s first paper on this topic. This is the second in NAMD’s Working Paper Series titled, “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration.” NAMD’s October 2011 working paper presented the overarching policy and operational challenges Medicaid Directors experience when […]

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The following is the first in NAMD’s Working Paper Series, “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration.” New guidance and assistance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are good first steps for improving access to Medicare data for the Medicaid program. However, in practice, the requirements and procedures remain a barrier for states seeking […]

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