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 We applaud SAMHSA’s recognition that the outdated...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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NAMD Welcomes HHS Initiative to Bring Value-Based Reform to Medicare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2015 Statement of the National Association of Medicaid Directors Washington, DC – NAMD’s Executive Director Matt Salo issued a statement today following the announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell that Medicare will begin to reorient itself towards value-based reimbursement. “NAMD applauds today’s...

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Statement on MACPAC Appointment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2014 Statement of the National Association of Medicaid Directors Washington, DC – NAMD’s Executive Director Matt Salo issued a statement today following the appointment of Charles Milligan to serve on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), which is a non-partisan, federal agency...

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