NAMD Publications


NAMD AMCHP Issue Brief on Low-risk, Primary Cesarean Births in Medicaid

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July 7, 2015

This issue brief, developed by the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) in partnership with the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), lays out key background information and the elements of state strategies to address the excessive use of C-sections for low-risk, first time mothers. It is important to note that this resource seeks to provide a high-level review of state options and does not offer a comprehensive analysis of this topic.

NAMD and SHVS Convene States to Support Person-Centered LTSS

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June 1, 2015

In May 2015, NAMD held a workshop which brought together seven state teams to explore the challenges associated with increasing the delivery of person-centered long-term services and supports (LTSS) in the Medicaid program, with a particular focus on enhancing the delivery of home and community-based services (HCBS). This workshop was made possible by the financial support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Value Strategies (SHVS) program. This document summarizes the workshop proceedings.

NAMD Memo Assesses Impact of Medicaid Drug Rebate Proposals

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May 19, 2015

NAMD released a memo addressing several proposals which would modify provisions of the Medicaid drug rebate program. 

NAMD Memo Responds to OIG Recommendations on Personal Care

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May 18, 2015

NAMD recently released a memo addressing recommendations from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) in response to audits and reviews of Medicaid Personal Care Services programs (PCS). 

NAMD Memo: Update on 21st Century Cures Initiative

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May 18, 2015

This memo provides an update on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's 21st Century Cures initiative, which has undergone substantial revision since the release of its first legislative draft in January 2015.

Medicaid and the 340B Program: Alignment and Modernization Opportunities

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May 13, 2015

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.

Perspectives on Innovation: A State Medicaid Approach to Evaluation

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March 30, 2015

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 foundation for future improvement and success.

NAMD Memo on Children's Hospital Network Legislation "ACE Kids"

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March 27, 2015

The National Association of Medicaid Directors released a public memo which seeks to inform ongoing congressional discussions to ensure appropriate access to high quality, coordinated services for children with complex care needs. 

NAMD Memo on Extending Funding for CHIP

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February 10, 2015

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). 

NAMD/SHVS Hold Workshop to Support State Behavioral Health Integration

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January 29, 2015

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 Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program (SHVS). This resource summaries the workshop and highlights key issues raised during the meeting.


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