In the midst of federal level deliberations on mental health services, NAMD wrote to leaders on the Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pension committees identifying issues Congress should consider and proposals that could strengthen state Medicaid programs. Read the full letter here.
NAMD sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget calling for additional review and analysis of the Department of Labor’s proposed rule, “Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service,” (RIN 1235-AA05). Read the full letter here.
In a March 11 letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius and CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, NAMD requests that states be given time to evaluate options and develop workable approaches for effectuating MAGI and FMAP conversions. Read the full letter here. Read CMS’ response to this letter here.
In response to CMS’ request for information on proposed Medicaid performance indicators, NAMD made recommendations to prioritize performance indicators and to make them practical and actionable for states. Read the full letter here.
This is HHS’s brief in opposition to petitions for rehearing and rehearing en banc in which HHS announced that states can lower provider payments in order to hold down Medicaid program costs. Read the full brief here.
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) is engaging states in shared learning on how Medicaid directors can drive payment and delivery system innovations. As more states take on an active purchaser role in the health care market, Medicaid directors increasingly face pressure to move toward paying for value rather than volume. States struggle with […]
NAMD submitted formal comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) proposed rule (CMS-2334-P) covering numerous areas, including Medicaid eligibility, cost sharing and premiums, and coordination with Exchanges. Read the full letter here.
Over the past year, NAMD has been working, with support from the Commonwealth Fund, to convene meetings, conduct surveys and interviews with individual states, and collect a growing catalog of “best practices” and innovative state initiatives. NAMD details its results in this paper, which identifies and addresses the major barriers and the most likely pathways […]
NAMD advanced the names of Massachusetts Medicaid Director Dr. Julian Harris and Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy to serve on the federal Long Term Care Commission established by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Read the full letter to President Obama here. Read the full letter to Speaker Boehner here. Read the full letter to […]
In a letter to CMS’ Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner , NAMD requested a 30 day extension of the comment period for the proposed regulation (CMS-2334-P) which addresses numerous Medicaid, CHIP, and Exchange eligibility issues. Read the full letter here.