NAMD Memo on Extending Funding for CHIP

The National Association of Medicaid Directors released a public memo which seeks to inform ongoing congressional discussions to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Read the full memo here.

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In December 2014, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) conducted a workshop to support states in their efforts to improve the delivery of care in Medicaid for those with behavioral health conditions by facilitating a more rational, accessible and cost-effective delivery system. The workshop was made possible through the support from the Robert Wood […]

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Executive Summary State Medicaid programs have taken on a number of different reforms in order to improve quality and enhance program efficiency. State reforms span incremental changes in payment to large scale health system reorganizations and occur across a number of existing delivery system models. Driving innovation through fee-for-service (FFS) or managed care, or through […]

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NAMD submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to inform the development of the prospective payment system (PPS) for the certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC) demonstration. This demonstration, which was enacted under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, will be a 2-year pilot project under which eight states will develop a […]

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In this letter, NAMD addressed a variety of issues impacting dually eligible Medicare-Medicaid beneficaries, including the Financial Alignment Demonstrations and Dual Special Needs Plans, in order to enhance the care delivered to this vulnerable population. Read the full letter here. Read CMS’ response letter here.

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NAMD submitted comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on the criteria for the state-certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC) demonstration enacted under Sec. 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. The comments focus on maximizing participation and success for those states interested in leveraging this opportunity to […]

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3rd Annual Operations Survey

That National Association of Medicaid Directors released its Third Annual State Medicaid Operations Survey—offering a window into the nation’s Medicaid programs at this historical moment. 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, the District of Columbia, […]

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NAMD contacted CMCS Director Cindy Mann and CMMI Director Dr. Patrick Conway to provide strategic direction for CMS’ Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP). The three overarching themes addressed are: CMS’s technical assistance must be aligned with overall federal agency policy; CMS must be engaged with and focused on Medicaid agencies; and the IAP must be flexible […]

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