NAMD Letter to Senate Finance on Data Streamlining and Reporting

NAMD provided responses to a set of Senate Finance Committee questions regarding streamlining and improving Medicaid data reporting, as well as exploring avenues to enhance Medicaid’s access to other data sources. In the response, NAMD calls for reducing certain outdated reporting requirements, facilitating the sharing of Medicaid data between federal...

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NAMD Responds to Medicaid Access RFI

NAMD submitted comments to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) to provide key considerations around Medicaid access monitoring measures. NAMD recommends that CMS must allow states to retain authority over their reimbursement rates, as well as prioritize high-value measures that target specific program priorities...

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NAMD Comments on Final Medicaid Access Rule

NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to CMS’s final rule on monitoring access to Medicaid services. The letter requests a delay in the initial submission date for state access monitoring plans, that states heavily invested in Medicaid managed care be exempted from...

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NAMD Supports Revising Medicare Risk Model

NAMD submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the CMS-Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) risk adjustment model for plan year 2017. Alignment of Medicare and Medicaid payment policies is increasingly important to states’ work to drive person-centered systems that address the continuum...

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NAMD Comments on CMS RFI on Medicare and Multi-payer Incentive Program

NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the development of the Medicare and multi-payer provider incentive program created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The letter, which responds to CMS’ request for information, offers insight on the inclusion of...

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NAMD Supports Revising AI/AN Reimbursement Policy

NAMD submitted comments in response to CMS’ paper, “Medicaid Services ‘Received Through’ an Indian Health Service/Tribal Facility: A Request for Comment”. The paper seeks to revise interpretation of Section 1905 (b) of the Act to move towards parity in the federal matching rate for services furnished through Indian Health Services...

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4th Annual Medicaid Operations Survey Highlights Program Challenges, Priorities for 2016

Today, the National Association of Medicaid Directors released its Fourth Annual State Medicaid Operations Survey—offering a window into the nation’s Medicaid programs at the 50th anniversary of the program.  The survey results demonstrate the variety and the coherence among the 56 Medicaid programs, and exemplify the changing job of “Medicaid...

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NAMD Letter to Congress on Medicare Part B Premiums

Today, NAMD urged Congressional committees of jurisdiction to take immediate action to avert the 52% increase in Medicare Part B premiums slated to take effect on January 1, 2016. The letter notes that the financial burden of this increase falls primarily on Medicaid programs, as the premium increase applies to...

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