APMs: Getting it Right across Payers

Much of the attention around the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) has focused on the overhaul of Medicare’s fee-for-service payment system. Equally, if not more, transformative is the provision of MACRA that seeks to incent alternative payment methodologies (APMs) across payers starting in 2021. As leaders...

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Newsletter: NAMD Fall Meeting One Week Away

Update October 27, 2015 From the NAMD Desk   NAMD Fall Meeting One Week Away! NAMD’s annual Fall Meeting, the premier conference on Medicaid in the nation, is less than one week away! U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell will kick off the meeting. Thought leaders from the states...

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Blog: New Report Emphasizes Importance of State Medicaid Leadership

Today, the Milbank Memorial Fund released a report, “The Role of State Medicaid Directors: A Leadership Imperative,” that stressed the importance of effective leadership by state Medicaid Directors to positively influence federal and state-level Medicaid policies. Authored by Dr. Andy Allison, the report examines best practices of private-sector executive management...

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Newsletter: CMS Chart to Track HCBS Transition Plans; Mental Health Legislation; Outpatient Drug Rule; Medicaid Expenditure Data

FROM THE NAMD DESK -NAMD Holds Monthly All-Director Call REG UPDATE -CMS Publishes Chart to Track HCBS Rule Transition Plans, Follow-Up Communications -CMS Issues FAQ on Claiming Administrative Match for Medicaid Provider Training -Medicaid Covered Outpatient Drug Rule Currently Under OMB Review -CMS Publishes FY 2014 Q2, Q3 Medicaid Expenditure...

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Blog: NAMD Celebrates Medicaid’s 50th Anniversary

Last week, the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the historic legislation that created Medicare and Medicaid. While the Medicare program has dominated public attention and federal budgets for many of the ensuing years, Medicaid has quietly become the nation’s largest health care safety net...

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