Weekly Roundup

March 9, 2016

In Focus:

Pennsylvania Issues MLTSS, Duals RFP

Roundup:

New York Begins FIDA-IDD Enrollment Process
Florida Lawmakers to Reevaluate LIP Funding
Nebraska Reissues Medicaid Managed Care Awards
States Push for ACA Health Plan Tax Repeal
North Carolina Provider-Led Organization Taps New Mexico’s Presbyterian Health Plan to Coordinate Care
Oklahoma Bill Could Eliminate Medicaid Eligibility for 110,000
New Mexico Facing $147 Million Medicaid Shortfall
Connecticut Halts $140 Million in Hospital Payments
Vermont Pauses on Medicaid Hospital Rate Changes

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March 2, 2016

In Focus:

Medicaid and Exchange Enrollment Update

Roundup:

California Governor Approves MCO Tax
Georgia Families MCO Award Protests Denied
Pennsylvania MLTSS RFP Released
Massachusetts to Introduce Medicaid ACOs and Increase LTSS Oversight
New York Home Care Agencies Facing Financial Risk
Medicaid Expansion Stalls in South Dakota

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February 24, 2016

In Focus:

Washington Duals Demonstration Initial Findings

Roundup:

Baton Rouge Area Foundation and HMA Unveil Mental Health Strategy
OMB Receives CMS Final Rule to Overhaul Managed Medicaid
CMS Approves Iowa Managed Care Waiver
Meridian Picks Up Illinois ACE Membership
Medicaid Expansion Updates in Arkansas, Georgia, Maine, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming
New York Issues PACE RFI
Texas HHSC Continues with Agency Transformation

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February 17, 2016

In Focus:

CMS Releases Report on Dual Eligible Financial Alignment Demonstrations

Roundup:

Florida Healthy Kids dental contract awards
Budget proposals released in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Judge rules against WellCare in Iowa protest
New York FIDA rate increase approved by CMS
Utah considers four Medicaid expansion proposals

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February 10, 2016

In Focus:

Minnesota Issues Special Needs BasicCare RFP

Roundup:

Alabama Receives CMS Approval For RCO Delivery Model
California Legislature Introduces Health Plan Tax Bill
Florida Considers Dental Carve-out
Nebraska Medicaid Managed Care RFP Contract Awards
Oregon Places Moda Health Plan Under Supervision
Gillespie Named Director of Arkansas DHS
Miller Named Kentucky Medicaid Commissioner
Meyer Named New Hampshire HHS Commissioner

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February 3, 2016

In Focus:

West Virginia Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFQ

Roundup:

Alaska Considers Case Management Proposal
Florida Budget Proposals Contemplate Additional HCBS Waiver Slots
Indiana Hospitals See Drop in Uncompensated Care
Massachusetts Governor Proposes 5 Percent Increase in Medicaid Spending
Oklahoma Delays Medicaid ABD Managed Care RFP

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January 27, 2016

In Focus:

CMS Issues Medicaid Drug Rebate, Reimbursement Rule

Roundup:

Medicaid Expansion Updates in Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming
Iowa On Track for March 1 Managed Care Transition
New York HARP Enrollment Update
Pennsylvania MLTSS RFP Scheduled for February Release
CBO Lowers Exchange Enrollment Projections
HHS Report Finds Most Medicaid Children Not Receiving All Required Dental Care
CMS To Help Co-ops Find Investors

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January 20, 2016

In Focus:

Medicaid MCO Enrollment Update – Q4 2015

Roundup:

Nebraska considers Medicaid expansion
Georgia requests extension of Medicaid MCO contracts
New York Governor's budget calls for minimum MLR, drug price caps
New Jersey MLTSS update
White House proposes extension of 3-year federal subsidy for new expansion states

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January 13, 2016

In Focus:

Key Medicaid and Legislative Issues to Watch in 2016

Roundup:

Louisiana Governor Expands Medicaid
Missouri Formalizes Plans for Statewide Managed Care
North Carolina on Track for Managed Care in 2018/19
Virginia Governor Renews Push for Medicaid Expansion
Idaho Governor Proposes Covering 78,000 in “Coverage Gap”
Kentucky Governor Moves to End State Exchange
Medicaid Directors, Providers Respond to CMS Access Rule

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January 6, 2016

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Spending in 2015

Roundup:

Alabama Considers Coverage Expansion
Arkansas Rejects Medicaid Managed Care
CMS Approves California’s $6 Billion Waiver
Idaho Medicaid Provider Cuts Delayed
CMS Delays Iowa Managed Care Program Implementation
Kentucky to Develop Medicaid Expansion Waiver
Nebraska Announces Medicaid MCO RFP Bidders
Pennsylvania Stopgap Budget Releases Back Payments

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