NAMD Statement on Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2016 Contact: Matt Salo The Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) finalized the long-awaited Medicaid managed care regulation (CMS-2390-P) late Monday afternoon. The regulation, initially published in draft form almost 12 months ago, is an effort by CMCS to recognize the increased role of...

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NAMD Releases New Report on How Medicaid is Reengineering the Link Between Service Delivery and Payment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2016 Washington, DC – Today the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) released a report which describes state Medicaid strategies to reengineer the link between healthcare service delivery and reimbursement. This new report, which was conducted in partnership with Bailit Health Purchasing and The Commonwealth Fund,...

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NAMD Statement on Medicaid IMD Exclusion

For Immediate Release March 17, 2016 Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee took an important step to strengthen the nation’s mental health delivery system. NAMD applauds the HELP Committee’s focus on the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion and echoes the call...

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NAMD Statement: NAMD Urges More Comprehensive Action on Substance Use Privacy Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2016 Washington, D.C. – On behalf of the nation’s Medicaid Directors, NAMD appreciates the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) work to update regulations governing the privacy of substance use disorder data (42 CFR Part 2). We applaud SAMHSA’s recognition that the outdated...

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NAMD Statement: Proposed Managed Care Regulations Should Help States Drive Critical Innovations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, released the following statement in response to proposed Medicaid managed care regulations: The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) has submitted its comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

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NAMD Response to New Mental Health Parity Regulations

Today’s release of draft regulations regarding mental health parity and addiction equity is an important step in an ongoing conversation about how best to integrate behavioral health treatment into the rest of the health care system. In the historical absence of effective parity rules and regulations, Medicaid has quietly become...

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NAMD Response to Supreme Court Decision in Armstrong Case

The Supreme Court today handed down an important 5-4 decision in the Armstrong vs Exceptional Child Center case upholding the authority for state agencies and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to administer the Medicaid program in an effective and efficient manner. This decision is good news for...

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NAMD Statement on Medicare Learning Action Network

The National Association of Medicaid Directors released the following statement on today’s White House launch of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. The Network brings together representatives from the private and public sectors to focus efforts on Medicare payment reforms that pay providers based on quality rather than...

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NAMD Statement on Supplemental Rebates for Hepatitis C Therapies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2015 Statement of the National Association of Medicaid Directors Washington, DC – NAMD is pleased to learn that manufacturers of Hepatitis C therapies have finally come to the table to acknowledge and discuss the unsustainable pricing of their products. We believe this is an important...

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