NAMD and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) submitted joint comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder health information (42 CFR Part 2). Among other recommendations, the letter urges SAMHSA to align the privacy requirements governing alcohol and […]
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) joined together to send a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning the new home and community-based services (HCBS) regulation. Read […]
NAMD sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez concerning the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to certain Medicaid home care providers. Read the full letter here. Read the DOL’s response to NAMD here.
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 […]
NAMD releases federal policy recommendations to support state-driven improvements in Medicaid behavioral health services. NAMD released its letter to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee which identifies opportunities for improving the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services. As a nation, we have undergone dramatic changes in how we identify, treat and finance appropriate services […]
NAMD sends letter to CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services Cindy Mann providing additional comments to the Federal Upper Limit (FUL) files and the National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC) survey. The comments pertain to the Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drug regulation. Read the full letter here.
NAMD submitted recommendations to the federal Commission on Long-Term Care which focus on Medicaid-specific issues and dynamics the Commission should reflect in its report to Congress. Read the full letter here.
In the midst of federal level deliberations on mental health services, NAMD wrote to leaders on the Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pension committees identifying issues Congress should consider and proposals that could strengthen state Medicaid programs. Read the full letter here.
NAMD sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget calling for additional review and analysis of the Department of Labor’s proposed rule, “Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service,” (RIN 1235-AA05). Read the full letter here.