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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In this week’s newsletter you will find NAMD submits a statement on the final Medicaid Managed Care Rule and summarizes key issues from the final Medicaid Parity Rule. Other items in this issue are HCBS, substance use disorder privacy, LAN, Hill action, and DSRIP.

Update April 26, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Issues Statement on Final Medicaid Managed Care Rule Today NAMD issued a press release welcoming the finalization of a long-anticipated rule from the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) which updates federal standards for Medicaid managed care programs. In...

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In this week’s newsletter we recap the April All-Director call and Value-based Purchasing. NAMD also submitted a comment letter on the final Medicaid covered outpatient drug rule. In regulations, CMMI announced a new primary care model and the submission of access monitoring plans deadline was extended.

Update April 12, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   RECAP: April All-Director Call Last week, NAMD held the April edition of our monthly All-Director call. Directors discussed a variety of topics, including: Access monitoring: States discussed their interactions with CMS in developing their access monitoring plans under the final access...

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In this newsletter – New NAMD Report on Medicaid Value-base Purchasing; Access Rule; Medicaid Provider Enrollment Compendium; MedPAC Proposes Changes to Part D

NAMD Update Update March 29, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Welcomes Meghan Davey as Director in New Jersey Meghan Davey was appointed Director of the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) in February 2016.  DMAHS administers New Jersey’s $17 billion state- and federally- funded Medicaid and...

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In this newsletter – NAMD Comments on Duals; Responds on Prescription Drug Value; Hill News; Report on Drug Pricing Trends

NAMD Update Update March 16, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Comments on Dual Eligible Issues in Medicare Payment Notice NAMD recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the draft 2017 Advance Notice and Call Letter. The Advance Notice and Call Letter contains...

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In this newsletter – NAMD Seeking Policy and Data Analyst; CMS Basis Health Program Funding; Core Quality Measures; D-SNPs, Duals Demo Plans; Hill Happenings LTSS

NAMD Update Update March 1, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   On NAMD’s Radar This Week Later this week NAMD will hold its monthly All Director call to provide Medicaid Directors with updates on several policy issues, as well as to allow Directors an opportunity to interact informally with their...

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