NAMD released the second in its Working Paper Series, “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration.” This paper builds on NAMD’s first paper on this topic. This is the second in NAMD’s Working Paper Series titled, “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration.” NAMD’s October 2011 working paper presented the overarching policy and operational challenges Medicaid Directors experience when […]

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On March 23, 2012, CMS published in the Federal Register a final rule, “Medicaid Program; Eligibility Changes under the Affordable Care Act of 2010.” The National Association of Medicaid Directors released a public memo providing a high level summary of some of the key changes from the proposed rule from the perspective of Medicaid Directors. […]

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NAMD sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, requesting an extension of the comment period of the proposed regulation, “Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service,” (RIN 1235-AA05). The current deadline is February 27, 2012. NAMD requested a 60-day extension to provide states more time to fully assess […]

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NAMD Submits Letter to HRSA, CMCS

NAMD submitted a letter to Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, and Cindy Mann, Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, that discusses the importance of safety net providers as well as the current process and potential challenges with federally qualified health center (FQHC) affiliation agreements in some situations. […]

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Preliminary Projections of FY 2014 FMAPs

The Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), the share of each state’s Medicaid costs borne by the federal government, is recalculated each year. Preliminary projections of federal fiscal year (FY) 2014 FMAPs show a continuation of the recent pattern in which substantially more states experience reductions than increases. About 30 states are projected to experience a […]

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Creating a Climate for Innovation

Runaway health care cost inflation, often poor health care outcomes, and growing rolls in public health care programs, particularly Medicaid, contribute to fiscal pressures and frustration with our nation’s health care system. There is a prevailing desire to reorient the health care system to achieve better care, better health and lower costs. To successfully achieve […]

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