Weekly Roundup

September 16, 2015

In Focus:

Pennsylvania Issues HealthChoices RFP

Roundup:

Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Contract Awards Protested
Three MCOs to Withdraw from New York FIDA Program in 2016
Pennsylvania Releases MLTSS Plan Concept Paper
MACPAC Public Meeting to be Held September 17

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September 9, 2015

In Focus:

HMA Report On Total Cost Of Care Regional Pilot

Roundup:

Georgia Families, Georgia Families 360° Awards Announced
Judge Rules Alaska Medicaid Expansion Can Begin
Judge Rules Arizona Medicaid Expansion is Constitutional
CGI Awarded Connect for Health Colorado Contract
Iowa DHS Rejects Medicaid MCO Award Protests
Louisiana Co-op Enters Rehabilitation

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August 26, 2015

In Focus:

CMS Reports on Medicaid Expansion Population Enrollment, Spending

Roundup:

Florida Finalizes MCO Rates with Average 7.7 Percent Increase
Florida Marketplace Rates Set to Increase 9.5 Percent in 2016
Florida Governor Requests to Audit 98 Additional Hospitals
North Carolina House, Senate to Pursue Hybrid Medicaid Model
Texas HHSC to Hold Off on Therapy Cuts to Medicaid
Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Minimum Wage Protection and Overtime for Home Care Workers

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August 19, 2015

In Focus:

Washington Issues Southwest Region Fully Integrated Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Awards Announced
Michigan Discloses Medicaid Managed Care Bidders, Regions
Ohio Medicaid Spending $2 Billion Below Estimates
Audit Finds Most Health Co-ops Losing Money

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August 12, 2015

In Focus:

CMS Reports on Long Term Supports and Services

Roundup:

Number of Uninsured Drops by 15.8 Million Since 2013
Alabama legislature debates Medicaid cuts
Arkansas ending In Home Services Program
Florida Healthy Kids (FHK) Dental Benefits Rebid Planned
Cook County (IL) to Re-bid Managed Medicaid Contract
Iowa Seeks Expansion Waiver for Traditional Medicaid
UCare Loses Minnesota managed care contract
North Carolina Legislatures Spars over Medicaid reform
North Carolina Medicaid Director Wos Resigns
Washington Releases Apple Health RFP for SW Region

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August 5, 2015

In Focus:

Rhode Island Reaches Agreement with CMS on Duals Demonstration MOU

Roundup:

Florida Governor Examines Medicaid Managed Care Hospital Contracts
Iowa DHS Posts Medicaid Redesign Waiver Documents for Public Comment
CMS Approves Behavioral Health Transition to Managed Care in New York
Pennsylvania Hospitals Resist Proposed Tax Increase
States Look to 1332 Waivers to Modify Healthcare Law
States Asked to Scale Back Rate Increases Requested by Marketplace Insurers for 2016
GAO Report Finds Medicaid Expansion States Better Able to Treat Mental Illness and Addiction

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July 29, 2015

In Focus:

Roundup:

Florida MCOs Push for Rate Increases
New York Update on Behavioral Health Transition to Managed Care
Texas Issues RFI for IDD Managed Care Pilot
Pennsylvania Update on MLTSS
Ohio Agencies Pushing to Enroll Inmates in Medicaid upon Release
Medicaid Enrollment topped 71.6 Million in May
CMS Open to Duals Demonstration Two-Year Extensions

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July 15, 2015

In Focus:

Montana Announces Medicaid Expansion Waiver

Roundup:

Alaska Governor to Announce Plans for Medicaid Expansion
Arkansas to Increase Resources for Eligibility Checks
California Delays Orange County Duals Demo Passive Enrollment
Florida Issues RFI for Health Information Exchange Vendor
Louisiana Releases RFI for Specialized Behavioral Health Services
Uninsured Rate Drops to 11.4 Percent
Cost of Covering People Newly Eligible for Medicaid Significantly Higher Than Expected

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July 8, 2015

In Focus:

Dual Eligible Demonstration Enrollment Update

Roundup:

California Issues New Policy Guidelines On Treating Hep C
Kentucky Awards Five Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
Montana Medicaid Expansion Waiver Released
New York Releases Behavioral Health RFQ
Pennsylvania AG Sues Operator of 14 Nursing Homes
CMS to Ease Physician Transition to ICD-10 Codes

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July 1, 2015

In Focus:

Oklahoma ABD Care Coordination RFI

Roundup:

California Budget Funds Services for Immigrant Children
California Specialty Mental Health Waiver Approved
Florida Budget Funds HCBS Waiver Slots, Rate Increases
New Jersey Approves Three out of Six Medicaid ACO Applicants
New York FIDA, HARP, DSRIP, MLTC Updates
Following Supreme Court Decision, Pennsylvania Withdraws Plan to Create Exchange
CMS Publishes Reinsurance Payment Report
States Consider Regional Networks or Switch to Federal Marketplace After Supreme Court Ruling

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