This new issue brief – developed with the support of The Commonwealth Fund – explores the importance of Medicaid state-led work in national conversations on value-based purchasing (VBP). It also explores the potential for state and federal efforts to be aligned in VBP development to achieve the maximum effect in improving health, improving care and […]
This memo aims to support Medicaid Directors in reviewing CMS’s final rule implementing mental health parity requirements in Medicaid under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. The document explores state Medicaid program and MCO roles and responsibilities under the rule, as well as the general parity requirements. It also highlights key […]
NAMD staff prepared a memo for Directors outlining key federal regulatory and legislative priorities for the remainder of the year. It provides a snapshot of major priorities for HHS, including completion of the final Medicaid managed care rule, systems work, and value-based purchasing. It also provides an assessment of legislation which is likely to impact […]
NAMD prepared a memo providing a summary of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)’s recently-announced Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) care model. The memo summarizes the model’s goals, its main features, key components for payers to consider in applying to the model, and potential pros and cons for state participation. Read the full […]
NAMD issued a memo providing Medicaid Directors with an update on CMS scrutiny of state electronic asset verification programs for aged, blind, and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries. The memo also flags key resources available to assist states in implementing their asset verification programs. NAMD Memo AVP Resources 3-31-16
March 24, 2016 – A new NAMD report, released in partnership with Bailit Health Purchasing and with the support of The Commonwealth Fund, provides an overview of Medicaid’s critical work to design and implement value-based purchasing models in the U.S. health care system. Specifically, it explores Medicaid’s path to transform provider payment away from the […]
NAMD Memo Addresses Accountable Health Care Communities Initiative NAMD issued a memo to Medicaid Directors to help inform and shape state agencies’ initial phase of work in response to new Accountable Health Communities grant program launched by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Read full memo here.
The following memo provides an overview of President Obama’s fiscal year fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget proposal, outlook for future action, and summarizes the key Medicaid and related proposals that may be of interest to Medicaid Directors. Read full memo here.
This issue brief, developed by the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) in partnership with the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), lays out key background information and the elements of state strategies to address the excessive use of C-sections for low-risk, first time mothers. It is important to note that this resource […]
In May 2015, NAMD held a workshop which brought together seven state teams to explore the challenges associated with increasing the delivery of person-centered long-term services and supports (LTSS) in the Medicaid program, with a particular focus on enhancing the delivery of home and community-based services (HCBS). This workshop was made possible by the financial […]