Press Releases


 

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2, 2015

Statement of the National Association of Medicaid Directors

Washington, DC - NAMD is pleased to learn that manufacturers of Hepatitis C therapies have finally come to the table to acknowledge and discuss the unsustainable pricing of their products. We believe this is an important first step in achieving the goal of making their products more affordable and accessible for Medicaid consumers and should produce significant savings for federal and state taxpayers.

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.

State Associations Issue Statement Responding to DOL’s FLSA Announcement

Date: 
October 10, 2014

The National Association of Medicaid Directors, the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services, and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities issued the following statement in response to a Department of Labor announcement. 

NAMD Statement on Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program

Date: 
July 15, 2014

NAMD Executive Director Matt Salo issued the attached statement applauding the CMS announcement of the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program.

All materials and more, including the press release, are available on the new IAP website: http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Innovation-Accelerator-Program/innovation-accelerator-program.html

NAMD Issues Statement on Clinical Effectiveness Report for Hepatitis C Treatment

Date: 
May 20, 2014

NAMD’s Executive Director Matt Salo issued a statement calling for a national conversation about the value of chronic disease treatments, pharmaceutical innovation, and overall health.

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