Investment in Integration for the Dual Eligibles Pays Off

By Andrea Maresca, Director of Federal Policy and Strategy For too long, many individuals dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, and the providers and plans who serve them, have been forced to cobble together services from disparate and complex health care delivery systems. Policymakers have hypothesized for decades that...

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This week’s newsletter covers the NAMD Spring meeting the release of VPB Issue Brief and a letter on FLSA. Other topics include HCBS, eligibility and enrollment, Zika, Congressional action, and HHS OIG 2016 work plan update.

Update June 14, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Holds Annual State-Only Spring Meeting in Nashville Last week, NAMD convened Medicaid Directors and senior staff for our annual state-only Spring Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. NAMD provided Directors with the opportunity to network with and learn from their peers, discuss...

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In this week’s newsletter, NAMD commented on 340B ceiling price rule and sent letters to the Hill on substance use privacy and ACE Kids bill. Also, in regulatory news, DOL issued non-enforcement period of minimum wage rule for certain providers and CMS published a bulletin on maternal depression screening and treatment.

Update May 24, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Submits Comments on Reopened 340B Ceiling Price Proposed Rule On May 18, NAMD submitted comments to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in response to its reopened comment period on certain provisions of its proposed rule on the 340B...

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In NAMD’s newsletter is Behavioral Health, Managed Care Rule, Quality Measure Development Plan, Services to Justice-Involved Individuals, MACRA, Opioid Legislation

Update May 10, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   RECAP: May All-Director Call On May 5, NAMD held the May edition of our monthly All-Director call series. Several topics were discussed, including: The final Medicaid managed care rule; The final Medicaid mental health parity rule; and Ongoing NAMD work with...

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In this week’s newsletter you will find NAMD submits a statement on the final Medicaid Managed Care Rule and summarizes key issues from the final Medicaid Parity Rule. Other items in this issue are HCBS, substance use disorder privacy, LAN, Hill action, and DSRIP.

Update April 26, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Issues Statement on Final Medicaid Managed Care Rule Today NAMD issued a press release welcoming the finalization of a long-anticipated rule from the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) which updates federal standards for Medicaid managed care programs. In...

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NAMD Statement on Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2016 Contact: Matt Salo The Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) finalized the long-awaited Medicaid managed care regulation (CMS-2390-P) late Monday afternoon. The regulation, initially published in draft form almost 12 months ago, is an effort by CMCS to recognize the increased role of...

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In this week’s newsletter we recap the April All-Director call and Value-based Purchasing. NAMD also submitted a comment letter on the final Medicaid covered outpatient drug rule. In regulations, CMMI announced a new primary care model and the submission of access monitoring plans deadline was extended.

Update April 12, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   RECAP: April All-Director Call Last week, NAMD held the April edition of our monthly All-Director call. Directors discussed a variety of topics, including: Access monitoring: States discussed their interactions with CMS in developing their access monitoring plans under the final access...

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In this newsletter – New NAMD Report on Medicaid Value-base Purchasing; Access Rule; Medicaid Provider Enrollment Compendium; MedPAC Proposes Changes to Part D

NAMD Update Update March 29, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Welcomes Meghan Davey as Director in New Jersey Meghan Davey was appointed Director of the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) in February 2016.  DMAHS administers New Jersey’s $17 billion state- and federally- funded Medicaid and...

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NAMD Releases New Report on How Medicaid is Reengineering the Link Between Service Delivery and Payment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2016 Washington, DC – Today the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) released a report which describes state Medicaid strategies to reengineer the link between healthcare service delivery and reimbursement. This new report, which was conducted in partnership with Bailit Health Purchasing and The Commonwealth Fund,...

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