Newsletter: Medical Directors Spring Meeting; Justice Dept. Joint Employer Guidance; Hill News; AARP Scorecard on LTSS; Registration for Fall Meeting Open

FROM THE NAMD DESK -NAMD Congratulates New HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell -MMDN Holds Spring Conference JOBS -North Carolina is Seeking Director of Finance for Division of Medical Assistance REG UPDATE -DOL Issues Joint Employer Guidance Impacting Home Care Programs -HHS Secretary Burwell Announces CMS Management Changes -HRSA Intends to...

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Newsletter: Incentivizing Healthy Behaviors; Prescription Drug Reimbursement; State Jobs; CMS Issues EPSDT Briefs; Hill News

FROM THE NAMD DESK -NAMD Awarded Support from PCORI for Medicaid Medical Directors -NAMD Hosts Webinar on Incentivizing Healthy Behaviors in Medicaid -NAMD Memo Addresses AAC Prescription Drug Reimbursement Actions -CHCS Shares Highlights from Medicaid Boot Camp JOBS -Oregon Health Authority Seeking Deputy Medicaid Director -Nebraska in Search for a...

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Newsletter: State Associations’ Recommendations for HCBS Reg; State Innovation Model Grants; Hill News; MACPAC Inpatient Hospital Payment Policies

FROM THE NAMD DESK -NAMD, NASUAD, NASDDDS Propose Recommendations for HCBS Reg Implementation JOBS -WY Department of Health Seeking Senior Administrator for Director’s Unit for Policy, Research & Evaluation -South Dakota Looking for a CFO REG UPDATE -CMS Announces Second Round of State Innovation Model Grants -CMS Extends Electronic Health...

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Newsletter: NAMD Releases Issue Brief on Data Analytics; Solvaldi Update; Hill Hearing on Prescription Drug Abuse; NASUAD Medicaid Integration Tracker

FROM THE NAMD DESK -NAMD Welcomes New Staff Member -NAMD Releases Issue Brief: Data Analytics for Effective Reform -NAMD Sends Letter to DOL to Revise Implementation of New FLSA Policies -CMS, NAMD Board Discusses New Business Processes -Update on Developments in the Coverage of Sovaldi -Efforts Gaining Steam to Extend...

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Newsletter: Medicaid Directors’ Priorities; Sebelius Steps-Down; CMS Guidance; Hill News NASBO Health Care Toolkit

FROM THE NAMD DESK -NAMD Issues Statement on the Passing of Nebraska SMD Vivianne Chaumont -What’s On the Radar of Medicaid Directors? REGULATORY UPDATE -HHS Secretary Sebelius Steps Down -MACPAC Discusses Delivery System Initiatives, Refines Recommendations on CHIP -ICYMI: CMS Issues Three New Guidance Documents -HHS OIG Issues Medicaid Integrity...

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Newsletter: ACA Implementation; Health Insurer Fee;Special Enrollment Periods; HHS Strategic Plan for FY 2014-18

FROM THE NAMD DESK -Recap: Directors Discuss Ongoing Issues with ACA Implementation -NAMD Recaps CMS Call on Health Insurer Fee REGULATIONS -New Guidance Addresses Medicaid Shared Living Arrangements -CMS Officially Releases HCBS Compliance Guidance -HHS Issues Guidance on Special Enrollment Periods -BEA Releases Prelim 2013 State Income Data -GAO Publishes Report...

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Newsletter: NAMD Email Address Change; President’s FY 15 Budget; MACPAC Report; Hill News

​FROM THE NAMD DESK -NAMD Emails Have Changed -NAMD Posts Memo on President’s FY 2015 Budget JOBS -New Mexico Seeking Behavioral Health Services Division Director -Iowa Seeks Applicants for Mental Health Positions REGULATORY NEWS -DOL Letter Indicates States Should Review New DOL Letter on Third Party/Joint Employment Arrangements in HCBS...

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Newsletter: NAMD Operations Report; Disability-Related Legislation; Legislative Updates; Hill News

FROM THE NAMD DESK -2nd Annual Operations Report Released -RECAP: NAMD Call with States on FFM Experiences -NAMD Releases Memo on Disability-Related Legislation -NAMD Issues Latest Memo with Legislative Updates JOBS -Two Positions with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services -NAMD Accepting Applications for Policy Analyst and Policy Assistant...

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