This NAMD working paper describes the challenges confronted by Medicaid programs in their interactions with the 340B drug discount program, including inconsistent guidance from federal agencies, the growth of contract pharmacy arrangements, and issues with Medicaid managed care programs. The paper also offers several recommendations to address the identified challenges. Read the full paper here.

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On March 30th, NAMD released Perspectives on Innovation: A State Medicaid Approach to Evaluation. The paper describes the critical questions that state Medicaid programs ask themselves when evaluating the success of payment and delivery system reform – namely whether the reform is improving health outcomes relative to what preceded it, and whether there is a […]

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NAMD Memo on Extending Funding for CHIP

The National Association of Medicaid Directors released a public memo which seeks to inform ongoing congressional discussions to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Read the full memo here.

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In December 2014, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) conducted a workshop to support states in their efforts to improve the delivery of care in Medicaid for those with behavioral health conditions by facilitating a more rational, accessible and cost-effective delivery system. The workshop was made possible through the support from the Robert Wood […]

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Executive Summary State Medicaid programs have taken on a number of different reforms in order to improve quality and enhance program efficiency. State reforms span incremental changes in payment to large scale health system reorganizations and occur across a number of existing delivery system models. Driving innovation through fee-for-service (FFS) or managed care, or through […]

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Through the Million Hearts campaign, private and public partners, including public health departments and Medicaid agencies, are working to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. A number of states are using an interagency partnership approach across Medicaid and public health to enhance cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and treatment. This fact sheet, which […]

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