NAMD Testifies on ACE Kids Act

Today, Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, gave testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, on “Examining the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act.” Read full testimony.

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NAMD submitted comments to CMS on the proposed rule implementing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) programs, which were created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. NAMD’s comments discuss the impact of the rule on state Medicaid payment and delivery system reform, and explore unique Medicaid […]

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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 […]

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NAMD sent a letter to sponsors of the legislation, “Advancing Care for Exceptional for Kids.” The letter addresses the bill’s underlying structure and implementation issues as well as other opportunities to enhance access to care coordination and high quality services for children with complex medical needs. Read full letter.

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NAMD Spring 2016 Federal Policy Update

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 […]

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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 […]

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NAMD sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to share the findings of a new value-based purchasing (VBP) report. Based on the report’s findings, the letter requests HHS support Medicaid value-based purchasing in three ways: by promoting Medicaid involvement in federal VBP initiatives, including the prospective payment […]

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