Weekly Roundup

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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December 7, 2016

In Focus:

Oklahoma Releases SoonerHealth+ RFP

Roundup:

Iowa Medicaid MCOs Continue to Report Losses
Medica to Exit Minnesota Medicaid Managed Care Market
New York Extends Duals Demonstration for Two Years
GuildNet Withdrawal from New York MLTC not Final
Medicaid Spending Rose 9.7 Percent in 2015
Managed Care, Hospitals Weigh in on ACA Repeal

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November 30, 2016

In Focus:

Revisiting Congressman Tom Price’s ACA Repeal Legislation

Roundup:

Oklahoma Releases SoonerHealth+ RFP
MassHealth Chooses Six Provider Networks for ACO Pilot
New Jersey Medicaid releases latest MCO contract amendment
GuildNet Freezing MLTC Enrollment Outside NYC
CMS Nominee Helped Develop Indiana Medicaid Expansion Waiver

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November 23, 2016

In Focus:

November Roundup

Roundup:

Florida Releases RFI Ahead of 2017 Medicaid Managed Care Reprocurement
Florida Requests CMS Approval for Medicaid Housing Pilot
Kansas Medicaid MCO RFP Delayed
Louisiana Releases Provider-Led Medicaid ACO RFI
New Hampshire Extends MCO Agreements, Begins MLTSS Planning
New York Basic Health Plan Enrollment Higher than Expected
Texas STAR+PLUS Reprocurement to be Statewide
Utah Medicaid Expansion Delayed
Walker, Scott Voice Support for Medicaid Block Grants

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November 16, 2016

In Focus:

Revisiting Republican Governors’ 2011 Medicaid Reform Proposals

Roundup:

Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy Stepping Down
Election Results Derail Medicaid Expansion Discussions in Georgia, Idaho, South Dakota
Andrew Bremberg to Lead Trump Health Care Transition Team
Kansas Pilot Aims to Move Individuals with I/DD to HCBS Settings

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November 9, 2016

In Focus:

Quarterly Medicaid MCO Enrollment Update

Roundup:

Nevada Medicaid MCO Awards Announced
Colorado ACC Phase II Draft RFP Released for Public Comment
Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Urges Lawmakers to Continue RCO Transition
CMS Approves MassHealth Waiver to Implement ACO Models
California Voters Extend Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program, Defeat Drug Pricing Measure
Colorado Universal Health Care Ballot Measure Defeated
Berry Named Georgia DCH Commissioner

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November 2, 2016

In Focus:

Arizona Issues ALTCS Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Colorado Accountable Care Collaborative Reports Savings
Iowa to Increase Medicaid MCO Payments by $33 Million
Michigan Governor Vetoes Health Insurance Claims Tax Repeal, Replacement
Pennsylvania Provides Updates on Pending Managed Care Awards
Vermont All-Payer ACO Model to Launch in 2017

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