Press Releases


 

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.

NAMD Releases Issue Brief on Data Analytics for Effective Reform

Date: 
May 1, 2014

As Medicaid programs move to align payment with quality and value, NAMD released and issue brief Data Analytics for Effective Reform this week describing recent successes as well as some of the challenges that agencies face in using data analytics for this purpose.

NAMD Releases 2nd Annual Operations Report

Date: 
February 18, 2014

Today, the National Association of Medicaid Directors released this year's survey summary detailing operational challenges and functional aspects of the nation's Medicaid program.

States Prepare to Adjust to New Home and Community Based Services Regulations

Date: 
January 10, 2014

Matt Salo issued a statement discussing the opportunities, challenges and work ahead for states as they digest new federal regulations for Medicaid home and community based program regulations.

Implications of the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment Results on Emergency Room Use

Date: 
January 3, 2014

NAMD releases a response to the most recent findings of the Oregon Health Insurance Study findings on the use of emergency rooms by Medicaid enrollees.  The increase is not a surprise to Medicaid, but rather serves to confirm the need for our ongoing efforts in delivery system reform.

Looking Ahead As New Medicaid Eligibility Rules and Coverage Kick In

Date: 
December 31, 2013

Matt Salo, Executive Director of NAMD, issued a statement regarding the launch of the Affordable Care Act’s new Medicaid eligibility policies and coverage programs.

NAMD Statement on Medicaid Mental Health Demonstration Project

Date: 
December 12, 2013

NAMD’s Executive Director, Matt Salo, issued a statement regarding Congressional efforts to strengthen the nation’s mental health system.

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