Today the National Association of Medicaid Directors sent the attached letter to the leaders of the Senate Finance and HELP and House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means committees regarding the current situation with break through prescription drug treatments. The letter addresses the challenges presented by new hepatitis C treatments. It focuses on issues […]

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Kaiser 50-State Survey

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. Read the full report here.  

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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 […]

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In this letter, the third in a series of recommendations submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMCS), NAMD offers suggestions on ways to ensure robust consumer protections in Medicaid managed care programs. The letter provides recommendations in four main areas: network adequacy, enrollment practices, managed long term services and supports (MLTSS), and […]

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NAMD responded to a request for information to inform potential future models to be tested under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) demonstration authority. NAMD lays out six principles to make any model relevant to and feasible for administering in the Medicaid program. Read the full letter here.

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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 […]

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