NAMD Statement on BCRA

Today, NAMD released a statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  The statement articulates the value of the Medicaid program, reiterates Medicaid Directors’ commitment to targeted and effective reform of the program, notes the challenges with the financing reforms currently being debated, and calls for prioritizing the stabilization...

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This week’s NAMD newsletter looks at opioid addiction; duals; Hill health reform timeline; CHIP; work requirements.

  Update June 13, 2017 From the NAMD Desk NAMD Re-appointed to NQF’s Measures Application Partnership   Earlier this week, the National Qualify Forum announced that they have added NAMD to the preliminary roster of the NQF’s Measures Application Partnership (MAP) Coordinating Committee. Following a notice and comment period, NAMD...

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NAMD Comments on Federal Health Reform Efforts

NAMD issued a statement on the association’s response to a request for stakeholder input from the Senate Finance Committee. NAMD articulates the value of the Medicaid program in providing critical health services for millions of Americans, supporting beneficiaries in living healthy, independent, and productive lives. We call on federal policymakers...

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In the NAMD newsletter this week. NAMD Board leadership change; CMS quality measures concepts; opioid abuse funding; Congress returns; April MACPAC meeting.

  Update April  25, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   Changes to NAMD Board Leadership   NAMD is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., Medicaid Director for the state of Hawaii, is stepping into the role of president of NAMD’s board of directors. Dr. Mohr Peterson...

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NAMD Announces New Board Leadership

Today, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) announced that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., Medicaid Director for the state of Hawai’i, is stepping into the role of president of NAMD’s board of directors effective immediately. The position of vice president will be taken over by Kate McEvoy, Medicaid Director for...

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This week’s newsletter NAMD released a statement on key statutory flexibilities for Medicaid; House drops AHCA proposal; CMS issue briefs containing early results of the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment; and Opioids

Update March 28, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Releases Statement on Key Statutory Flexibilities for Medicaid   On March 23, NAMD released a statement outlining key statutory flexibilities federal policymakers should consider as part of debates around reforming Medicaid’s financing structure. In the statement, NAMD highlights Medicaid’s recent successes,...

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In the NAMD newsletter, we welcome a new staff member! We also cover PACE, State Innovation Models; Hill mark-ups of the American Health Care Act; and a SHVS toolkit with data points to assess federal Medicaid proposals.

Update March 15, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Congratulates Seema Verma on Confirmation as CMS Administrator Today, NAMD sent a letter congratulating Seema Verma on her confirmation as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In the letter, we express appreciation for Ms. Verma’s extensive Medicaid...

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This newsletter we cover SUD, children in Medicaid, NPRM Modifying 2018 Exchange Rules, and Hill ACA repeal and replace discussions.

Update February 28, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Responds to Substance Use Disorder Privacy Rule Last week, NAMD sent a letter to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on  a proposed rule addressing the privacy of substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis and treatment information. The...

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