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.
- This week the NAMD newsletter welcomes new directors and covers LTSS, national health expenditures, Hill news on CHIP and tax reform, value based purchasing and Medicaid leadership. December 12, 2017
- In the newsletter we cover Opioids, Access Rule guidance, Medicare Part D, NASBO expenditure report and state job opportunities. November 28, 2017
- NAMD newsletter covers our Fall Conference; 1115 waivers; CHIP; Opioids; and State job openings. November 14, 2017