NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to CMS’s final rule on monitoring access to Medicaid services. The letter requests a delay in the initial submission date for state access monitoring plans, that states heavily invested in Medicaid managed care be exempted from the rule’s requirements, and discusses […]
NAMD submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the CMS-Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) risk adjustment model for plan year 2017. Alignment of Medicare and Medicaid payment policies is increasingly important to states’ work to drive person-centered systems that address the continuum of complex service needs for […]
NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the development of the Medicare and multi-payer provider incentive program created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The letter, which responds to CMS’ request for information, offers insight on the inclusion of Medicaid alternative payment models in the program […]
NAMD submitted comments in response to CMS’ paper, “Medicaid Services ‘Received Through’ an Indian Health Service/Tribal Facility: A Request for Comment”. The paper seeks to revise interpretation of Section 1905 (b) of the Act to move towards parity in the federal matching rate for services furnished through Indian Health Services (IHS) or “638” tribally-operated health […]
Today, the National Association of Medicaid Directors released its Fourth Annual State Medicaid Operations Survey—offering a window into the nation’s Medicaid programs at the 50th anniversary of the program. The survey results demonstrate the variety and the coherence among the 56 Medicaid programs, and exemplify the changing job of “Medicaid Director” in the 50 states, […]
NAMD submitted comments to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s proposed omnibus guidance addressing several aspects of the 340B drug discount program. Read the full comments.
Today, NAMD urged Congressional committees of jurisdiction to take immediate action to avert the 52% increase in Medicare Part B premiums slated to take effect on January 1, 2016. The letter notes that the financial burden of this increase falls primarily on Medicaid programs, as the premium increase applies to only 30% of Part B […]
NAMD provided written comments to the Health Resources and Services Administration on its proposed rule addressing ceiling prices and manufacturer civil monetary penalties in the 340B drug discount program. Read the full letter here.
Today, the National Association of Medicaid Directors submitted comments to Vicki Wachino, Director, Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the proposed rule, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Medicaid Managed Care, CHIP Delivered in Managed Care, Medicaid and CHIP Comprehensive Quality Strategies and Revisions […]
This issue brief, developed by the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) in partnership with the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), lays out key background information and the elements of state strategies to address the excessive use of C-sections for low-risk, first time mothers. It is important to note that this resource […]