Weekly Roundup

October 21, 2015

In Focus:

Highlights from Kaiser/HMA Medicaid Survey

Roundup:

Nebraska Releases Medicaid MCO RFP Louisiana Gubernatorial Candidates Willing To Expand Medicaid Protests Submitted Over Michigan Medicaid Contract Awards Ohio Releases Revised HCBS Transition Plan for Public Comment Pennsylvania Issues Procurement for Enrollment Assistance Broker

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October 14, 2015

In Focus:

Medicaid MCO Enrollment Update – Q3 2015

Roundup:

Michigan Medicaid Managed Care Results Announced
Arkansas Consultant’s Report Offers Medicaid Expansion Alternatives
Kentucky Health Cooperative Ending Business Dec. 31
Health Alliance to Withdraw from Illinois Duals Demo
Utah Medicaid Expansion Bill Fails House, Senate
Washington Releases RFP for Behavioral Health-Administrative Services Organization

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October 7, 2015

In Focus:

Indiana Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Florida Granted Fourth Temporary Extension for LIP Program Kansas Delays Medicaid Waiver Integration New Jersey Evaluator Releases MLTSS Implementation Report New York Dual Demonstration Enrollment Dips Utah Lawmakers Consider Medicaid Expansion Proposal

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September 30, 2015

In Focus:

Roundup:

Nebraska, South Dakota Considering Medicaid Expansions UtahAccess+ Medicaid Expansion Plan Unveiled Massachusetts Duals Demo to Receive Additional Funding New York Develops MLTC White Paper New York Health Cooperative Shutting Down Univera Community Health (NY) acquired by the Monroe Plan Rhode Island Medicaid Director Gifford Stepping Down Healthcare Industry Braces for Expansion of Codes on Oct. 1

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September 23, 2015

In Focus:

Pennsylvania, Virginia Update MLTSS Plans

Roundup:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana Poised to Win Medicaid Expansion Contract Rate Adjustments Approved for Massachusetts One Care Demonstration New Hampshire Cancels Medicaid MCO RFP North Carolina to Privatize $15 Billion Medicaid Program Texas Releases RFP for Medicaid Management Information System Takeover

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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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