Weekly Roundup

February 11, 2015

In Focus:

Georgia Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Reauthorized by Legislature
Florida Low Income Pool Renewal Denied by CMS; However, Negotiations Continue
Washington Confirms Cancellation of Capitated Duals Demo
Nebraska Appoints Calder Lynch as Medicaid Director
Ohio Reports on Duals Demonstration Implementation
Pennsylvania Governor Moves to Withdraw Healthy PA Waiver, Implement Traditional Medicaid Expansion
Connecticut Hospitals Propose Phasing Out of Hospital Tax
Michigan Governor Issues Executive Order to Consolidate Health Agencies
L.A. Care (CA) Names New CEO

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February 4, 2015

In Focus:

Enrollment Update - November 2014 Medicaid and Preliminary 2015 Exchange

Roundup:

Tennessee Medicaid Expansion Proposal Voted Down
Michigan Duals Demonstration Begins Enrollment
Partners HealthCare (MA) Denied Deal to Acquire Hospitals
New York Nursing Home Benefit Transitions to Managed Care
Ohio Governor Releases Executive Budget
Texas Selects Viekira Pak for PDL
Mississippi Issues CHIP Managed Care Rebid

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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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