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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NAMD Statement on Medicaid IMD Exclusion

For Immediate Release March 17, 2016 Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee took an important step to strengthen the nation’s mental health delivery system. NAMD applauds the HELP Committee’s focus on the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion and echoes the call...

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In this newsletter – NAMD Seeking Policy and Data Analyst; CMS Basis Health Program Funding; Core Quality Measures; D-SNPs, Duals Demo Plans; Hill Happenings LTSS

NAMD Update Update March 1, 2016 From the NAMD Desk   On NAMD’s Radar This Week Later this week NAMD will hold its monthly All Director call to provide Medicaid Directors with updates on several policy issues, as well as to allow Directors an opportunity to interact informally with their...

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Bringing Substance Use Treatment into the 21st Century

By Lindsey Browning, Senior Policy Analyst Last week the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions held a hearing to examine options to address the poor outcomes our health system delivers for those with mental illnesses. I was struck by the general agreement among senators and witnesses...

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