Happy New Year! NAMD announces their new leadership. Also in the newsletter you will see comments on managed care pass-through payments; Community First Choice; PACE; eight states to participate in CCBHC demo; and a State Network Issue Brief on Per Capital Caps proposal.

Update January 4, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Rings in the New Year! Welcome to the first NAMD newsletter of 2017! January marks the official start of the terms of service for NAMD’s new President, Vice President, and Board. These leaders will guide NAMD’s priorities and work over...

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In the last newsletter for 2016, we release our 5th Annual Operations Survey Report and release resources for federal policymakers for the new administration. NAMD also sent letters on MACRA and recommendations on managed care IMDs. Other areas we highlight are ACOs, CPC+, program integrity in personal care services, HCBS, CHIP, and Opioid Crisis.

Update December 20, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Issues Statement on Transition, Releases Resources for Federal Policymakers On December 14, NAMD issued a press release on the Association’s efforts to bring the expertise of Medicaid Directors to the table to inform forthcoming federal policy debates around the Affordable...

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In the newsletter this week, NAMD names new leadership for 2017-2018. CMS releases information bulletins on core set of quality measures, advances on HIV prevention and care, blood lead tests for children, AI/AN Medicaid enrollment and SSI & spousal impoverishment standards.

Update December 13, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   Welcome the New NAMD Leadership and Board! NAMD is pleased to announce the results of the association’s Leadership and Board elections. These representatives were chosen by Medicaid Directors to guide NAMD’s work and represent Directors’ consensus perspectives and interests over the...

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In the newsletter this week is Eligibility and Enrollment rules, guidance on 1115 for former foster youth; prescription drug dashboard; mental health reforms; value-based purchasing.

Update November 30, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Focused on Transition As we enter a period of transition in Washington, NAMD will be working closely with lawmakers, the administration, and key stakeholders to ensure that the experience and insight of the nation’s Medicaid Directors is influential in the...

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In this weeks newsletter are Fall Meeting materials; Issue Brief on Integrated ACO for Duals; 2017 Medicare Part B Premiums; LTSS Reports.

NAMD Update Update November 15, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD’s 2016 Fall Meeting Thank you to all who joined us for last week’s 2016 Fall Meeting – our most highly attended conference to date! Your participation fostered informative exploration into some of the most critical components of the...

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In this issue is the annual 2016 Medicaid Budget Survey; Medicare Part B Premiums; Comment Opportunities on MACRA; Hill News; Prescription Drug Costs.

  Update October 25, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD’s Fall Meeting Just Two Weeks Away! The NAMD Fall Conference is scheduled November 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Full conference details, an updated agenda, and registration information can be found here. If you have...

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This week we look at the upcoming NAMD Fall meeting, Medicare Part B increase, Access monitoring rule, EpiPen, and Behavioral Health.

Update October 12, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   Don’t Forget to Register for the NAMD Meeting! The NAMD Fall Conference is scheduled November 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Full conference details, an updated agenda, and registration information can be found here. If you have...

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In the newsletter this week is the NAMD Fall Conference, early bird registration ends October 6. NAMD sends feedback to Mental Health Parity Task Force and addresses Medicaid IMD exclusion. See state jobs for openings in Rhode Island and Washington state.

MD Updat Update September 28, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Fall Meeting, November 6-8 in Arlington, Virginia The NAMD Fall Conference is less than 6 weeks away. Early-bird registration is available until October 6, so don’t delay in registering! Updated agenda and registration information can be found here....

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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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