Weekly Roundup

March 30, 2016

In Focus:

Wisconsin Proposes Family Care/IRIS Redesign

Roundup:

Florida Governor Signs Dental Carve-Out Bill
Arkansas to Hold Special Session on Medicaid Reform
Oklahoma Medicaid Providers Facing 25 Percent Rate Cuts
Massachusetts Hospital Association Opposes Tax Proposal
Pennsylvania Governor Allows Budget to Lapse into Law
CBO Revises ACA Cost Estimates Upwards

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March 23, 2016

In Focus:

California Duals Demo Performance Dashboard

Roundup:

California Fragile Kids Transition to Managed Care on Hold
Arkansas considers managed care for individuals with disabilities, mental illness
Arkansas, Idaho and Louisiana lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion waivers
Medicaid Funding at risk as New Mexico Battles Budget Pressures
Report Indicates Rhode Island Overpaid MCOs for Medicaid Expansion
Vermont to Postpone MMIS Implementation

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March 16, 2016

In Focus:

Colorado Reports on Economic Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansion

Roundup:

Utah Senate Bill Expands Medicaid to 16,000 Residents
States, Federal Government Work to Control Opioid Abuse
New York Governor, Providers Spar Over Proposed Wage Hike
Florida Budget Highlights include expanded waiver slots
Colorado Considers Physician Rate Reductions

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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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