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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NAMD submitted a letter requesting that Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius use her authority to resolve a number of challenges states identified that cut across the Medicaid and Federally Qualify Health Center (FQHC) and Rural Health Center (RHC) programs. The accompanying issue brief includes nearly twenty specific action steps that states believe would help […]

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NAMD Prepares Memo on ABLE Legislation

The National Association of Medicaid Directors released a public memo which includes recommendations to strengthen the “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2013,” or ABLE Act. Read the full memo here.

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In a March 11 letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius and CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, NAMD requests that states be given time to evaluate options and develop workable approaches for effectuating MAGI and FMAP conversions. Read the full letter here. Read CMS’ response to this letter here.

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NAMD Submits Letter to HRSA, CMCS

NAMD submitted a letter to Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, and Cindy Mann, Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, that discusses the importance of safety net providers as well as the current process and potential challenges with federally qualified health center (FQHC) affiliation agreements in some situations. […]

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Preliminary Projections of FY 2014 FMAPs

The Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), the share of each state’s Medicaid costs borne by the federal government, is recalculated each year. Preliminary projections of federal fiscal year (FY) 2014 FMAPs show a continuation of the recent pattern in which substantially more states experience reductions than increases. About 30 states are projected to experience a […]

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FY 2013 Federal Medical Assistance Percentages; Decennial Census Data Affect the Flow of Medicaid Funds by Vic Miller*  *Vic Miller is a Medicaid finance expert who was the founder and first director of Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS). Mr. Miller, now an independent contractor, prepared this paper for the National Association of Medicaid Directors. It […]

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Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction United States Congress Washington, DC Dear Members of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction: As the Joint Select Committee begins its consideration of opportunities to reduce the federal deficit we urge you to consider constructive changes in the Medicaid program that will reduce costs while increasing access and improving […]

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NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the proposed rule, “Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Disallowance of Claims for FFP and Technical Assistance.” The letter expresses support for several of the proposed changes and raises questions regarding CMS’ proposed methodology for determining whether a state is […]

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