NAMD Publications


 

State Medicaid Interventions for Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose

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October 20, 2014

This report outlines the extent of the prescription drug abuse epidemic, its disproporionate impact on Medicaid programs, and provides a series of recommendations to assist states in effectively curbing prescription drug abuse and overdoses.

Kaiser 50-State Survey

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October 14, 2014

NAMD partners with Kaiser on report, "Medicaid in an Era of Health & Delivery System Reform: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

 

Medicaid and Million Hearts: Leveraging Interagency Partnership

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September 30, 2014

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 was developed in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, explores Vermont and Oklahoma’s interagency partnership to address hypertension as part of the Million Hearts campaign.

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.

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