In the newsletter, NAMD releases statement on BCRA and we cover MACRA, adult and child care core set data, NGA health reform network and the NASBO Fiscal Survey.

Update June 27, 2017 From the NAMD Desk NAMD Releases Statement on the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA)   On Monday, June 26th, NAMD released a statement addressing the Senate’s health reform proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The statement, approved by the NAMD Board, discusses...

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This week’s NAMD newsletter looks at opioid addiction; duals; Hill health reform timeline; CHIP; work requirements.

  Update June 13, 2017 From the NAMD Desk NAMD Re-appointed to NQF’s Measures Application Partnership   Earlier this week, the National Qualify Forum announced that they have added NAMD to the preliminary roster of the NQF’s Measures Application Partnership (MAP) Coordinating Committee. Following a notice and comment period, NAMD...

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This week we take a look at Medicaid-Housing agency partnerships; 1332 waivers; substance abuse and mental health; happenings on the hill.

Update May 23, 2017 From the NAMD Desk In This Issue Reg Update Hill Update In the News Take Note Jobs Save the Date   NAMD Fall Meeting November 6-8, 2017 Hyatt Regency Crystal City Register here.   Reg Update   State Medicaid-Housing Agency Partnerships Technical Support Opportunity for States;...

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In the NAMD newsletter this week we cover Medicaid Quality Measures; the House-passed AHCA; opioids and prescription drugs.

Update May 9, 2017 In This Issue Reg Update Hill Update In the News Take Note 2017 NAMD Fall Meeting November 6-8, 2017 Hyatt Regency Crystal City Registration is Open!   Reg Update   Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): National Institute on Drug Abuse, Expanding Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid...

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In the NAMD newsletter this week. NAMD Board leadership change; CMS quality measures concepts; opioid abuse funding; Congress returns; April MACPAC meeting.

  Update April  25, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   Changes to NAMD Board Leadership   NAMD is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., Medicaid Director for the state of Hawaii, is stepping into the role of president of NAMD’s board of directors. Dr. Mohr Peterson...

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This week’s newsletter NAMD released a statement on key statutory flexibilities for Medicaid; House drops AHCA proposal; CMS issue briefs containing early results of the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment; and Opioids

Update March 28, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Releases Statement on Key Statutory Flexibilities for Medicaid   On March 23, NAMD released a statement outlining key statutory flexibilities federal policymakers should consider as part of debates around reforming Medicaid’s financing structure. In the statement, NAMD highlights Medicaid’s recent successes,...

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In the NAMD newsletter, we welcome a new staff member! We also cover PACE, State Innovation Models; Hill mark-ups of the American Health Care Act; and a SHVS toolkit with data points to assess federal Medicaid proposals.

Update March 15, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Congratulates Seema Verma on Confirmation as CMS Administrator Today, NAMD sent a letter congratulating Seema Verma on her confirmation as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In the letter, we express appreciation for Ms. Verma’s extensive Medicaid...

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This newsletter we cover SUD, children in Medicaid, NPRM Modifying 2018 Exchange Rules, and Hill ACA repeal and replace discussions.

Update February 28, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Responds to Substance Use Disorder Privacy Rule Last week, NAMD sent a letter to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on  a proposed rule addressing the privacy of substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis and treatment information. The...

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In this week’s newsletter you will find NAMD sent comments on eligibility and fair hearing process to CMS. Also covered in this issue is the executive order on ACA, mental health and substance use disorder; Hill hearings and happenings on Medicaid reform; MACPAC.

NAMD Update 1-31-2017 Update January 31, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Responds to Eligibility and Fair Hearing Proposed Rule Last week, NAMD submitted comments to CMS on its proposed rule on eligibility and fair hearing processes in Medicaid and CHIP. The proposed rule builds on a series of...

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In the newsletter you will find NAMD response to HCBS RFI and CMS final rules on managed ae pass-through payments, SUD, home health agencies, and 340B drug discount program. Other issues covered are prescription drug access, family planning, MPEC, State Access Monitoring Review Plans, opioids, MACPAC CHIP recommendations, Kaiser survey of Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment.

  Update January 18, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Responds to HCBS RFI On January 9, NAMD submitted a response to a CMS Request for Information (RFI) on the future of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). In the RFI, NAMD calls for CMS to reassess the federal-state...

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