NAMD Comments on Substance Use Disorder Privacy Supplemental Rule

This NAMD letter responds to a supplemental proposed rule from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on the privacy requirements for substance use disorder (SUD) information (42 CFR Part 2). The letter underscores that separate privacy requirements for SUD information continue to prevent high quality, coordinated care for...

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Medicaid Value-based Purchasing: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?

Medicaid Directors are reorienting the health care system to deliver better care and lower costs through “value-based purchasing” initiatives. These efforts are seeking to address historical fragmentation in the health care delivery system and ensure the sustainability of the Medicaid program. This resource, developed with support from The Commonwealth Fund,...

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NAMD Submits Comments on Future of HCBS

On January 9, NAMD provided comments in response to a CMS Request for Information seeking stakeholder input on a variety of questions addressing the provision of Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). In the comments, NAMD calls for CMS to be mindful of states’ unique role in HCBS program administration...

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Fifth Annual Report Finds Medicaid Operations Evolving to Support Innovation

On December 20, 2016, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) released its fifth annual State Medicaid Operations Survey Report, providing a unique window into the structure of Medicaid operations, and priorities and challenges facing Medicaid Directors in leading the program. Covering 73.1 million people as of August 2016, Medicaid...

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Technical Considerations in ACA Repeal & Replace and Medicaid Structural Reform Proposals

Two new NAMD documents outline key Medicaid issues and operational considerations for policymakers should they move forward in evaluating proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and/or make structural changes to Medicaid. NAMD has not taken positions on proposals related to the ACA or structural changes to...

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NAMD Legislative and Regulatory Priorities for 2017

NAMD’s legislative and regulatory priority documents outline opportunities to modernize the federal rules governing Medicaid to ensure these comport with the realities and expectations for states to run high performing Medicaid programs. NAMD believes these modernizations – in federal statute and in federal regulation – can have a meaningful, positive...

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