Weekly Roundup

February 22, 2017

In Focus:

Washington Releases Fully Integrated Managed Care RFP for North Central RSA

Roundup:

MDwise to Withdraw from Indiana’s Hoosier Care Connect
Texas CHIP Rural and Hidalgo Service Areas RFP Released
Florida AHCA Posts Statewide Medicaid Managed Care LOI Responses
Colorado Medicaid to Receive Mid-year Budget Increase
Medicaid Expansion to Appear on Ballot in Maine
Minnesota Audit Finds State Lacks Adequate HCBS Oversight
House Leadership Outlines Elements of ACA Repeal and Replace
Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program National Webinar scheduled for February 27

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February 15, 2017

In Focus:

Duals Demonstration Enrollment Update

Roundup:

Georgia Extends Hospital Assessment Program
Connecticut Governor Proposes Medicaid Cuts
New York Exceeds Global Cap Citing Drug, LTSS Spending
Moda Health Prevails in Risk Corridor Lawsuit
Magellan Awarded South Carolina Pharmacy Contract
Vermont Contracts with OneCare for One-year ACO Pilot
HHS Proposes Rule Changes Aimed at Stabilizing Exchange Markets
U.S. Senate Confirms Tom Price as HHS Secretary
Uninsured Rate Hits All-time Low of 8.8 Percent in 2016

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February 8, 2017

In Focus:

Mississippi Releases Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Arizona to Request Waiver Approval for Medicaid Work Requirement, Eligibility Cap
Arkansas Dental Managed Care Contract Awards Announced
Florida Announces Reprocurement Process for Statewide Medicaid Managed Care
Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill Opening Medicaid, Individual Markets to For-Profit HMOs
Missouri Governor Proposes Medicaid Provider Cuts
Utah to Move Ahead on Limited Medicaid Expansion
Study Estimates Medicaid Block Grants Could Save Federal Government $150 Billion Over Five Years
Trump Administration Submits Rule to OMB to Stabilize Exchanges

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February 1, 2017

In Focus:

Indiana Submits HIP 2.0 Waiver Renewal

Roundup:

Alabama Medicaid Seeks Additional Funding for RCO Roll-out
Florida Governor Proposes Hospital Payment Cuts
New Jersey Provides Update on MLTSS Spending
New York DOH Provides DSRIP Program Update
Ohio Governor’s Proposed Budget Expands MLTSS
Pennsylvania Gov. Proposes Consolidation of Health Agencies
CMS Offers to Extend Dual Demos in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington

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January 25, 2017

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Spending in 2016

Roundup:

Arizona Releases AHCCCS MCO RFI
Medi-Cal Accounting Error Drives Budget Deficit Projection
KanCare Waiver Extension Denied by CMS
Maryland Begins Enrolling Former Inmates in Medicaid
New Jersey Auditor Report Raises Medicaid Network Adequacy Concerns
New York Gov. Proposes Extension of Global Spending Cap
Rhode Island Budget Proposal Freezes Rates for Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Cuts MCO Administrative Rates
Wisconsin DHS Announces Awards for Family Care MLTSS

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January 18, 2017

In Focus:

Reviewing Oregon’s Medicaid Expenditure Cap Waiver

Roundup:

California Governor’s 2017-18 Budget Highlights
Senior to be Named Secretary of Florida AHCA
Massachusetts Governor Proposes Employer Assessment to Offset MassHealth Costs
Mississippi to Rebid Medicaid MCO Contracts Early this Year
Ohio Medicaid Oversight Committee Reports $1.6B in Savings
Pennsylvania to Test New Payment Model for Rural Hospitals
Pennsylvania to Close Two State Facilities
Block Grant Proposals Discussed in Tennessee, Missouri
CMS Finalizes Rule Blocking Pass-Through Payments to Safety Net Providers
CBO Report Says ACA Repeal Could Double Premiums, Leave 32 Million Uninsured by 2026

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January 11, 2017

In Focus:

HHS Selects Eight States for CCBHC Demonstration

Roundup:

Pennsylvania Announces Preliminary HealthChoices Awards
Washington 1115 Waiver Approved by CMS
California Governor Proposes Ending CCI Demonstration
Alabama Requests CMS Approval for RCO Rollout Delay
Florida AHCA Submits 1115 Waiver Extension Request
North Carolina Medicaid Expansion Proposal May Receive Expedited CMS Review
Texas Announces New Schedule for Future MCO Procurements, Releases Draft for CHIP Rural Service Areas Procurement
West Virginia Appoints New DHHR Head

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January 4, 2017

In Focus:

Medicaid MCO Procurement Updates: DC, MA, TX

Roundup:

Florida Awards All Payer Claims Database Contract
Texas Releases IDD Managed Care Pilot RFP
Indiana Posts 1115 Waiver Renewal Request for Public Comment
New Mexico Medicaid Behavioral Health Rate Cuts Cancelled
New York Governor Vetoes Enhanced Medicaid Funding for Safety Net Hospitals
West Virginia DHHS Secretary to Step Down
HHS Awards CCBHC Grants to 8 States

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December 21, 2016

In Focus:

Medicaid & Exchange Enrollment Update – Fall 2016

Roundup:

Massachusetts Issues MassHealth Medicaid MCO RFR
Centene May Operate in All Five Alabama RCO Districts
Florida Receives 37 Responses to Medicaid Managed Care RFI
Florida Senate to Consider Block Grant Model
Maryland DHMH Secretary Steps Down
Tennessee 1115 Waiver Extension Approved by CMS

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December 14, 2016

In Focus:

Virginia JLARC Issues Report on Medicaid

Roundup:

CMS Approves Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Waiver Changes
Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiative in Maine is Likely
Evergreen Health to Exit Maryland Marketplace in 2017
Montana DPHHS Executive Director to Step Down
New York’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver Extended
Pennsylvania Medicaid Managed Care RFP Updates
Half of States See Budget Shortfalls, Most Since Recession
21st Century Cures Act Passes, Advancing Support for Mental Health

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