NAMD Publications


Series Overview: Medicaid and Incarcerated Populations

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September 15, 2014

The opportunity to connect individuals being released from prison and jails to the Medicaid program has generated interest and discussion in the past several years. To support states in this arena, NAMD will release a series of three case studies highlighting approaches in Ohio, New York, and North Carolina to engage this population. This document provides a brief overview of the issue.

Incarcerated Population Case Study One: Ohio’s Medicaid Managed Care Prison Transition Program

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September 15, 2014

This case study explores Ohio’s Medicaid Managed Care Prison Transition Program, which prospectively identifies eligible inmates to enroll in Medicaid managed care plans upon release.

Medicaid and Million Hearts: Opportunities and Approaches to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

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July 23, 2014

Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Through this effort, private and public partners, including Medicaid and public health agencies, have been collaborating since September 2011 to enhance cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and achieve this goal. This fact sheet, which is being released in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, addresses the variety of policy levers and approaches Medicaid agencies may use to enhance CVD prevention.

Medicaid Innovation: Delivery System Reform Incentive Pools

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June 30, 2014

Through Medicaid-led initiatives, federal grants and programs, and multi-payer efforts, Medicaid directors are actively engaged in efforts to improve quality, contain costs and increase the value of the Medicaid investment. One tool for system reform is the Delivery System Reform Incentive Pool (DSRIP). In DSRIP, states procure a Section 1115 waiver that allows the state to reward providers for implementing successful delivery system and payment reform projects.

NAMD Prepares Memo on AAC Prescription Drug Reimbursement Methodology

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May 28, 2014

The National Association of Medicaid Directors released a public memo which discusses average acquisition cost (AAC) methodologies for Medicaid prescription drug reimbursement. The memo also provides an update on CMS's progress finalizing average market price-based Federal Upper Limits (AMP-based FULs) for prescription drugs.

2nd Annual Operations Survey

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February 18, 2014

NAMD released this year's survey summary detailing operational challenges and function aspects of the nation's Medicaid program. In the 2nd Annual Operations Survey, NAMD highlights the many challenges of the pas and current year for the Medicaid program. The report describes state-by-state variation in the structural elements of the program, the roles of the Medicaid Director, the workforce challenges, and the impact of the ACA on Medicaid agencies.

NAMD Prepares Memo on ABLE Legislation

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February 11, 2014

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.

Week #10 ACA State Snapshot

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December 16, 2013

NAMD releases week 10 of the State Snapshot of ACA Enrollment.

Week #9 ACA State Snapshot

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December 9, 2013

NAMD releases Week 9 State Snapshot of ACA Implementation.


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