FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2014 Statement of the National Association of Medicaid Directors Washington, DC – NAMD’s Executive Director Matt Salo issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement of awards for round two of the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative. “On behalf...
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) released State Medicaid Interventions for Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose, which details pathways for the nation’s Medicaid programs to turn the tide of prescription drug abuse. This epidemic now claims more lives annually than heroin and cocaine combined.
The National Association of Medicaid Directors, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services, and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities issued the following statement in response to a Department of Labor announcement.
NAMD Executive Director Matt Salo issued the attached statement applauding the CMS announcement of the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program. All materials and more, including the press release, are available on the new IAP website: http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Innovation-Accelerator-Program/innovation-accelerator-program.html
NAMD’s Executive Director Matt Salo issued a statement calling for a national conversation about the value of chronic disease treatments, pharmaceutical innovation, and overall health.
As Medicaid programs move to align payment with quality and value, NAMD released and issue brief Data Analytics for Effective Reform this week describing recent successes as well as some of the challenges that agencies face in using data analytics for this purpose.
NAMD releases a response to the most recent findings of the Oregon Health Insurance Study findings on the use of emergency rooms by Medicaid enrollees. The increase is not a surprise to Medicaid, but rather serves to confirm the need for our ongoing efforts in delivery system reform.
Matt Salo, Executive Director of NAMD, issued a statement regarding the launch of the Affordable Care Act’s new Medicaid eligibility policies and coverage programs.
NAMD’s Executive Director, Matt Salo, issued a statement regarding Congressional efforts to strengthen the nation’s mental health system.