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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In this week’s newsletter you will find NAMD sent comments on eligibility and fair hearing process to CMS. Also covered in this issue is the executive order on ACA, mental health and substance use disorder; Hill hearings and happenings on Medicaid reform; MACPAC.

NAMD Update 1-31-2017 Update January 31, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Responds to Eligibility and Fair Hearing Proposed Rule Last week, NAMD submitted comments to CMS on its proposed rule on eligibility and fair hearing processes in Medicaid and CHIP. The proposed rule builds on a series of...

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In the newsletter you will find NAMD response to HCBS RFI and CMS final rules on managed ae pass-through payments, SUD, home health agencies, and 340B drug discount program. Other issues covered are prescription drug access, family planning, MPEC, State Access Monitoring Review Plans, opioids, MACPAC CHIP recommendations, Kaiser survey of Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment.

  Update January 18, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Responds to HCBS RFI On January 9, NAMD submitted a response to a CMS Request for Information (RFI) on the future of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). In the RFI, NAMD calls for CMS to reassess the federal-state...

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Happy New Year! NAMD announces their new leadership. Also in the newsletter you will see comments on managed care pass-through payments; Community First Choice; PACE; eight states to participate in CCBHC demo; and a State Network Issue Brief on Per Capital Caps proposal.

Update January 4, 2017 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Rings in the New Year! Welcome to the first NAMD newsletter of 2017! January marks the official start of the terms of service for NAMD’s new President, Vice President, and Board. These leaders will guide NAMD’s priorities and work over...

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In the last newsletter for 2016, we release our 5th Annual Operations Survey Report and release resources for federal policymakers for the new administration. NAMD also sent letters on MACRA and recommendations on managed care IMDs. Other areas we highlight are ACOs, CPC+, program integrity in personal care services, HCBS, CHIP, and Opioid Crisis.

Update December 20, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Issues Statement on Transition, Releases Resources for Federal Policymakers On December 14, NAMD issued a press release on the Association’s efforts to bring the expertise of Medicaid Directors to the table to inform forthcoming federal policy debates around the Affordable...

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