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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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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