Press Releases


 

NAMD Statement Congratulates New Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Director

Date: 
April 17, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2015

NAMD Looks Forward to Working with New Director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)

NAMD Response to New Mental Health Parity Regulations

Date: 
April 6, 2015

NAMD Response to New Mental Health Parity Regulations

Today's release of draft regulations regarding mental health parity and addiction equity is an important step in an ongoing conversation about how best to integrate behavioral health treatment into the rest of the health care system.

NAMD Response to Supreme Court Decision in Armstrong Case

Date: 
March 31, 2015
The National Association of Medicaid Directors issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision in the Armstrong vs Exceptional Child Center case upholding the authority for state agencies and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to administer the Medicaid program in an effective and efficient manner.

NAMD Statement on Medicare Learning Action Network

Date: 
March 25, 2015

The National Association of Medicaid Directors released the following statement on today’s White House launch of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. The Network brings together representatives from the private and public sectors to focus efforts on Medicare payment reforms that pay providers based on quality rather than the quantity of care given to patients.

NAMD Statement on Supplemental Rebates for Hepatitis C Therapies

Date: 
February 2, 2015
The National Association of Medicaid Directors issued a statement regarding the decision by pharmaceutical manufacturers of Hepatitis C therapies to acknowledge and begin to discuss the unsustainable pricing of their products.

NAMD Welcomes HHS Initiative to Bring Value-Based Reform to Medicare

Date: 
January 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2015

Statement of the National Association of Medicaid Directors

Washington, DC – NAMD’s Executive Director Matt Salo issued a statement today following the announcement by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell that Medicare will begin to reorient itself towards value-based reimbursement.

Statement on MACPAC Appointment

Date: 
December 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2014

Statement of the National Association of Medicaid Directors

NAMD Statement on SIM Grant Announcement

Date: 
December 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2014

Statement of the National Association of Medicaid Directors

Washington, DC – NAMD’s Executive Director Matt Salo issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement of awards for round two of the State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative.

3rd Annual Operations Survey Highlights Program Challenges, Priorities for 2015

Date: 
November 3, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2014

3rd Annual Operations Survey Highlights Program Challenges, Priorities for 2015

New Report Released on Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse in Medicaid

Date: 
October 21, 2014

The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) released State Medicaid Interventions for Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose, which details pathways for the nation’s Medicaid programs to turn the tide of prescription drug abuse. This epidemic now claims more lives annually than heroin and cocaine combined.

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