NAMD responded to a request for information to inform potential future models to be tested under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) demonstration authority. NAMD lays out six principles to make any model relevant to and feasible for administering in the Medicaid program.

In this letter, NAMD offers initial recommendations on program integrity to the Centers for Medicare and CHIP Services (CMCS) and the Center for Program Integrity (CPI) to inform these agencies' ongoing work to modernize the Medicaid managed care regulations. These recommendations focus on provider enrollment, encounter and claims data, compliance and staffing, and benefit alignment.

NAMD submitted a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and Committee Member Charles Grassley which offer recommendations to better streamline the use of health care data to accelerate high value reforms in the health care system. The letter responds to the Senators’ June 12 open letter to stakeholders.

NAMD Submits Initial Recommendations on Managed Care to CMS 

NAMD and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) submitted joint comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder health information (42 CFR Part 2).

NAMD sent a congratulatory letter to new HHS Secretary Burwell.

The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) joined together to send a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning the new home and community-based services (HCBS) regulation

NAMD sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez concerning the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to certain Medicaid home care providers.

NAMD submitted a letter requesting that Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius use her authority to resolve a number of challenges states identified that cut across the Medicaid and Federally Qualify Health Center (FQHC) and Rural Health Center (RHC) programs. The accompanying issue brief includes nearly twenty specific action steps that states believe would help to improve alignment between and strengthen the ongoing management of the programs.

NAMD releases federal policy recommendations to support state-driven improvements in Medicaid behavioral health services.

NAMD released its letter to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee which identifies opportunities for improving the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services. As a nation, we have undergone dramatic changes in how we identify, treat and finance appropriate services for individuals with behavioral health disorders. Yet, federal policy not only fails to sufficiently keep pace it also actually impedes further progress in some instances.


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