NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the request from the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office’s “Alignment Initiative.” The comments focused on expanding the availability and scope of opportunities for states to improve care coordination through federal grant programs, including long-term care services and supports and other “dual eligible” […]

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NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rulemaking entitled, “Medicaid Program: Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services.” Medicaid directors agree that access is an important component of the Medicaid program. However, as described in NAMD’s letter, Medicaid directors are concerned with the potential impact of […]

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NAMD joined the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and NAMD to submit joint comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule aimed at amending various provisions of the regulations governing Section 1915(c) Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers, Medicaid Program; Home and Community Based Services […]

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NAMD sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting resolution of the federal government’s liability for the cost of medical services for individuals with disabilities, commonly referred to as the Special Disability Workload (SDW) project. Read the full letter here. Read HHS’ response here.

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Ms. Cindy Mann Deputy Administrator and Director Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Ms. Mann: Medicaid Directors are facing the most difficult budgetary challenge in recent memory. We are committed to maintaining […]

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Medicaid Directors are facing the fearsome challenge of preserving their programs in the face of the most serious budgetary crises in decades. One type of action that must be considered is adjustments in provider reimbursement rates. Yet there is substantial uncertainty for states in the Ninth Circuit about the scope of our authority in this […]

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