The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) is engaging states in shared learning around how Medicaid directors can drive payment and delivery system innovations. Many states are facing ongoing budget challenges that put pressure on Medicaid Directors to find cost savings in their programs wherever they can. To a large extent, states have addressed the inefficiencies in their programs. To fill growing budget holes, states have turned to more blunt instruments, such as cutting benefits, cutting eligibility, and cutting provider rates. Instead, states are looking for more sustainable reforms that allow the Medicaid program to provide high-quality services while reducing the share of health care programs consume in state budgets.
- In the NAMD newsletter: Brian Neale leaves CMS; Work Requirement Lawsuit; Indiana Waiver Extended; Happenings on the Hill; January MACPAC. February 7, 2018
- In the newsletter: New guidance on community engagement; Kentucky work requirement waiver approved; MedPAC & MACPAC, Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. January 23, 2018
- Happy New Year! In the newsletter we cover Healthcare choice and competition; substance abuse; Mississippi Section 1115 demonstration; opioids; Hill happenings. January 9, 2018