Weekly Roundup

January 28, 2015

In Focus:

Reviewing Oregon’s Medicaid Managed Care Program

Roundup:

Indiana Receives CMS Approval for Medicaid Expansion Waiver
Jennifer Kent Appointed Director of California DHCS
Florida, Maryland, New York Governors release 2015/2016 Budget Proposals
CoOportunity (Iowa) Seeks Liquidation
Daniel Tsai Appointed Director of MassHealth
Massachusetts AG Healey Opposes Partners HealthCare Deal
Oregon Reports Medicaid Enrollment Backlog of 43,000
CBO Report Estimates ACA will Cost 7 Percent Less than Projected

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January 21, 2015

In Focus:

HMA Announces New Online Medicaid Data Resource

Roundup:

CMS Administrator Tavenner to Resign
Georgia Managed Care RFP Delayed Until February 2015
Illinois Governor Taps Former Aetna Executive to Lead HFS
Iowa Governor Announces Intentions to Privatize Medicaid
Michigan Governor Highlights Budget Shortfall, Proposes Combining Health Agencies
Montana Governor Introduces Medicaid Expansion Bill
New York DSRIP Applications Posted
Texas Health and Human Services Under Investigation
Wyoming Legislature to Begin Medicaid Expansion Hearings
Senate Finance Chair Seeks Repeal of Health Insurer Fee
Supreme Court Considers Whether Providers Can Sue States Over Medicaid Pay Rates
Overtime and Minimum Wage Regulations Overturned for Home Health Care Workers

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January 14, 2015

In Focus:

Q4 2014 Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Update

Roundup:

Illinois managed care enrollment tops 1.4 million
New York duals demonstration launched January 1
Tennessee Gov. calls special session on Medicaid expansion
Massachusetts Health Connector Director to resign
Kentucky Medicaid Commissioner to step down
New Jersey legislation introduced to provide network oversight of Medicaid, commercial health plans

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January 7, 2015

In Focus:

Key Medicaid and Legislative Issues to Watch in 2015

Roundup:

Head of CMCS to Step Down
Director of Medicare-Medicaid Coordination to Leave CMS in January
CMS Approves Arkansas, Iowa Medicaid Waiver Amendments
Medicaid Expansion Proposals Considered in Montana, North Carolina, Utah, Wyoming
Alabama Approves Formation of Six Medicaid RCOs
Arizona Awards Behavioral Health Contracts
CoOportunity Health Taken Over By Iowa State Regulators

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December 17, 2014

In Focus:

Tennessee Gov. Unveils Medicaid Expansion Proposal

Roundup:

Georgia Updates RFP Timeline, Names Qualified Contractors
Alabama, Virginia Governors Support Medicaid Expansion
Michigan Medicaid Expansion Beats Enrollment Projections
Arizona Behavioral Health Authority RFP Bidders Named
Massachusetts Medicaid MCOs Report Financial Losses

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December 10, 2014

In Focus:

Florida, Utah Medicaid Expansion Proposals Reviewed

Roundup:

Minnesota Appoints Zimmerman as New Medicaid Director
Roberts Nominated for Rhode Island EOHHS Secretary
Tennessee Governor Close to Deciding on Medicaid Expansion
New Mexico Attorney General Sues Nursing Home Provider
Oregon to Adapt Kentucky Medicaid Enrollment System
MACPAC Holds Next Public Meeting on December 11-12

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December 3, 2014

In Focus:

Wyoming Releases Medicaid Expansion Proposal

Roundup:

Hammer Named Colorado Medicaid Director
Georgia Medicaid Director Dubberly to Step Down
Anthem, Centene, MDWise Awarded Indiana ABD Contracts
Michigan Dual Eligible Demonstration Delayed
Aetna Joins New Jersey Medicaid Managed Care Program
Oklahoma, Wyoming Release Care Management RFI/RFP
Centurion Selected to Provide Correctional Healthcare in Vermont

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November 19, 2014

In Focus:

Third Quarter State and Medicaid Commentary from Publicly Traded Firms

Roundup:

Alameda Dropped from California Duals Demonstration
California Awards Prison Health Contract to Health Net
Illinois Suspends Auto-Assignment for Harmony, Family Health Network
Illinois Medicaid Director Announces Departure
UnitedHealth Withdraws from Michigan Duals Demo
Montana Governor Unveils New Medicaid Expansion Proposal
Hospital Consolidation Continues in New York
New York Duals Demonstration Contracts Announced
September CMS Report Counts 68 Million Enrolled in Medicaid
HRSA Withdraws 340B Drug Program Regulations
Louisiana to Carve-in Behavioral Health Benefits
Insurance Exchanges Launched on November 15

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November 12, 2014

In Focus:

CMS Approves Massachusetts Medicaid 1115 Waiver

Roundup:

California Releases GMC RFA for Comment
Delaware Releases Program Integrity RFP
Georgia Releases Care Management Organization RFQC
Steward Health Care System to Close Quincy Medical Center
New Mexico Human Services Secretary Squier to Step Down
Post-Election Medicaid Expansion Updates in Arkansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Oregon Releases Care Coordination RFP
Haley Selects Soura as South Carolina Medicaid Director
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to ACA Insurance Subsidies
HealthCare.gov Website Opens for Window Shopping Ahead of Open Enrollment

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November 5, 2014

In Focus:

Missouri Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Election Results Unlikely to Affect Medicaid Expansion Outlook
CMS Approves Massachusetts Medicaid 1115 Waiver
Colorado ACC Achieves Savings and Improved Outcomes
Kansas Releases MMIS RFP
Michigan Enrollment Update
New Jersey MLTSS Contract Provisions Released

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