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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On April 29, NAMD sent a letter to leadership of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee addressing Senators’ efforts to improve the nation’s behavioral health system. In particular, NAMD praised the Committees for their consideration of lifting restrictions on federal Medicaid payments for services provided in Institutions for […]

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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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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 […]

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NAMD provided responses to a set of Senate Finance Committee questions regarding streamlining and improving Medicaid data reporting, as well as exploring avenues to enhance Medicaid’s access to other data sources. In the response, NAMD calls for reducing certain outdated reporting requirements, facilitating the sharing of Medicaid data between federal entities, and making other federal […]

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NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the development of the Medicare and multi-payer provider incentive program created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The letter, which responds to CMS’ request for information, offers insight on the inclusion of Medicaid alternative payment models in the program […]

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NAMD Gives Testimony on 1115 Waivers

Today, Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, gave testimony before the Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health on “Examining the Administration’s Approval of Medicaid Demonstration Projects.” Read the full testimony here.

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