In the September 13 Newsletter you will find: NAMD Fall Conference; Issues for Parity Task Force; SIM; MACRA Quality Payment; Emergency Preparedness; EpiPen; Opioid Abuse.

NAMD Update Update September 13, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Fall Conference – November 6-8 The NAMD Fall Conference is in a new venue this year! The conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Early-bird registration is available until October 5. Information can...

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NAMD sends letter to CMS on modularity in Medicaid information systems; Guidance on 90/10 Match; Senate letter on EpiPen Price Increases; Drug Pricing

Update August 30, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   Texas Names Jami Snyder Assoc. Commish for Medicaid and CHIP Services The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has a new Medical and Social Services Division that will be headed by Gary Jessee. Under this division, the new department lead for...

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This week we cover ACE Kids legislation, all-inclusive care for the elderly, HHS funding to target Zika, home care, and NGA released Medicaid Transformation Toolkit

NAMD Update Update August 16, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Comments on New Senate Version of the ACE Kids Act Last week, NAMD sent a letter to the sponsors of the Senate bill, Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids (ACE Kids) Act, which is legislation that would create new...

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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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In the newsletter this week: NAMD blog on Duals; CMS rulemaking on MEQC, PERM; Managed Care; Opioids; Mental Health legislation; MACPAC report

NAMD Update Update June 21, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Blog Post Highlights Minnesota Duals Demo’s Successes On June 17, NAMD published a blog post titled “Investment in Integration for the Dual Eligibles Pays Off.” In it, NAMD calls attention to Minnesota’s successful work on integrating care for...

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This week’s newsletter covers the NAMD Spring meeting the release of VPB Issue Brief and a letter on FLSA. Other topics include HCBS, eligibility and enrollment, Zika, Congressional action, and HHS OIG 2016 work plan update.

Update June 14, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Holds Annual State-Only Spring Meeting in Nashville Last week, NAMD convened Medicaid Directors and senior staff for our annual state-only Spring Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. NAMD provided Directors with the opportunity to network with and learn from their peers, discuss...

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In this week’s newsletter, NAMD commented on 340B ceiling price rule and sent letters to the Hill on substance use privacy and ACE Kids bill. Also, in regulatory news, DOL issued non-enforcement period of minimum wage rule for certain providers and CMS published a bulletin on maternal depression screening and treatment.

Update May 24, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Submits Comments on Reopened 340B Ceiling Price Proposed Rule On May 18, NAMD submitted comments to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in response to its reopened comment period on certain provisions of its proposed rule on the 340B...

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In NAMD’s newsletter is Behavioral Health, Managed Care Rule, Quality Measure Development Plan, Services to Justice-Involved Individuals, MACRA, Opioid Legislation

Update May 10, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   RECAP: May All-Director Call On May 5, NAMD held the May edition of our monthly All-Director call series. Several topics were discussed, including: The final Medicaid managed care rule; The final Medicaid mental health parity rule; and Ongoing NAMD work with...

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