National Association of Medicaid Directors

Medicaid Programs See Roadmap for Unwinding

With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic’s continuous Medicaid eligibility coming on April 1, the states now face the challenge of reviewing the eligibility of 90 million people currently on the nation’s Medicaid rolls.  The process, commonly referred to as “Medicaid unwinding,” promises to be challenging to states and current Medicaid participants. While the federal government has provided considerable guidance on how Medicaid unwinding should proceed, the National Association of Medicaid Directors has ideas of its own that it has presented on the organization’s blog.  Specifically, the group suggests to its members a three-part approach to tackling Medicaid unwinding. Phase [...]

2023-03-02T06:00:28+00:00March 2, 2023|Medicaid|

Federal Health Policy Update for Tuesday, June 15

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Provider Relief Fund Late last week HHS announced that it has increased the amount of time providers will have to report information and extended key deadlines for expending Provider Relief Fund payments for recipients that received payments after June 30, 2020.  The revised reporting requirements will be applicable to providers that received one or more payments exceeding, in the aggregate, $10,000 during a single payment-received period from the [...]

2021-06-15T17:31:26+00:00June 15, 2021|Coronavirus, COVID-19, MACPAC, MedPAC|

Medicaid Directors Meet

The National Association of Medicaid Directors held its fall conference recently outside Washington, D.C. This is an important event at which policy-makers and policy experts meet to discuss Medicaid programs, trends, challenges, and opportunities. Many of the materials used during that conference are now publicly available, including video clips from speeches by CMS Administrator Seema Verma and others and presentations on a number of subjects, including: delivering care across rural and frontier America Medicaid’s role in supporting community engagement and economic mobility busting the silos of physical and behavioral health care alternative payment models and addressing the social determinants of [...]

2017-12-21T06:00:09+00:00December 21, 2017|Medicaid|

Medicaid Directors Set 2017 Legislative Priorities

The National Association of Medicaid Directors has published its legislative priorities for 2017. Those 13 priorities, and the manner in which the group hopes to achieve them, are: Implement requirements for advance review of federal regulations and guidance by state Medicaid staff. Require in federal statute a distinct role for state Medicaid leaders to review the conceptual soundness and operational feasibility of federal regulations and guidance prior to finalization, which directly or indirectly impact the Medicaid program. Advance value-based reimbursement methodologies for all types of Medicaid providers.   Update the tools states may use to allow for aligned value-based purchasing approaches [...]

2017-01-05T16:20:54+00:00January 5, 2017|Medicaid|

Medicaid Directors Set Goals for First 100 Days

The National Association of Medicaid Directors has published a paper detailing its objectives for its interaction with the Trump administration during that administration’s first 100 days in office. We call upon the new Administration to convene with NAMD’s Board of Medicaid Directors to solidify specific areas for ongoing collaboration to be carried out and reflected throughout our respective agencies. The Administration should make two updates to the process for developing federal Medicaid regulations and guidance. First, build in a step for engaging states during the pre-conceptual phase of work. Second, establish a distinct process whereby state Medicaid leaders can review [...]

2017-01-04T06:00:43+00:00January 4, 2017|Medicaid, Medicaid managed care|
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