Weekly Roundup

August 13, 2014

In Focus:

Indiana Releases Medicaid ABD RFP

Roundup:

Medicaid Enrollment Increases 7 Million under ACA
Study Estimates Health Insurance Exchange premiums to rise by an average of 7.5 percent
New York DSRIP Design Grants Awarded
California to Add Autism Therapy as Medi-Cal Benefit
Two Massachusetts Medicaid MCOs Appeal to State on Sovaldi Pressures

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August 6, 2014

In Focus:

Louisiana Issues Bayou Health RFP

Roundup:

Indiana issues Medicaid ABD managed care RFP
Washington issues foster care RFP
2015 Exchange rate submission updates in California, Connecticut, Florida, Oregon
Colorado MFFS Duals Demonstration set to launch
Florida MMA Waiver renewal approved by CMS
West Virginia Family Health to enter Medicaid MCO market
Maryland DHMH Secretary to step down

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July 23, 2014

In Focus:

Texas HHSC Issues STAR Kids RFP

Roundup:

Florida Releases MMA Managed Care Enrollment for Standard and Specialty Plans
Louisiana Medicaid MCO RFP scheduled for release next week
New York Medicaid Director Provides Program Update
HealthNow Announces Medicaid Withdrawal in Western NY
HHS Exempts U.S. Territories from Several ACA Provisions
Courts Announce Conflicting Rulings on Subsidies for Federal Exchange Consumers

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July 16, 2014

In Focus:

HHS Medicaid Enrollment Report Updated

Roundup:

Michigan Hits Enrollment Goal Eight Months Early
New Jersey Releases Draft RFP for Transportation Broker
New York Posts Draft DSRIP Evaluation Plan
Florida Eliminates Waitlist for Persons with Disabilities
Pennsylvania Budget Opens Waiver Slots
HHS Announces $100M Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program
CMS to Conduct Nationwide Survey of Provider Access for Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries

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July 9, 2014

In Focus:

Roundup:

LA County Begins Passive Enrollment in Duals Demo
Iowa Medicaid Director Steps Down
Arizona Releases Behavioral Health RFP
New York Marketplace Insurers File Rate Increases
New Entrants Expected in Georgia Marketplace
GAO Report Finds Medicaid Pays Less for Drugs Than Other Federal Programs
White House Releases Report on Consequences of States Not Expanding Medicaid

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July 2, 2014

In Focus:

New York Exchange Enrollment Overview

Roundup:

Colorado Update on Accountable Care Collaborative
Delaware Awards HP MMIS Contract Extension
Georgia, North Carolina, Florida Marketplaces to Welcome New Insurers in 2015
Managed Long Term Care Begins in New Jersey
New York Duals Demo Postponed
Puerto Rico’s ASES Reissues Managed Care RFP
Health Systems to Merge in Arizona, Pennsylvania

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June 25, 2014

In Focus:

MACPAC Publishes Report on Medicaid LTSS

Roundup:

Wernert named Indiana FSSA Secretary
Montana Medicaid expansion ballot initiative fails
Nine insurers apply for Healthy PA
Washington Governor asks state agencies to identify 15 percent cuts
Slavitt appointed Principal Deputy Administrator of CMS
GAO calls for more oversight of MCOs
New Haven (CT) health and social service agencies earn $9.7M CMS grant to establish care coordination programs

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June 18, 2014

In Focus:

Dual Eligible Demonstration Enrollment Update

Roundup:

Illinois update on Medicaid managed care plans by region
New Hampshire Medicaid expansion timing finalized
New Jersey update on MLTSS implementation
Indiana FSSA Secretary Steps Down
New York MMIS RFP award protested

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June 11, 2014

In Focus:

Rhode Island Duals Procurement Reviewed

Roundup:

Georgia DCH cancels RFP for ABD Medicaid managed care
Florida agrees to cover Medicaid MCO Sovaldi costs
Illinois Medicaid managed care rollout delayed
Massachusetts’ uninsured rate nears zero
Virginia budget proceeds without Medicaid expansion

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June 4, 2014

In Focus:

Florida Update on Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives

Roundup:

Preliminary Exchange rates released in Arizona, Connecticut, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont
Connecticut Governor signs for-profit hospital bill
Cook County (IL) releases data on health of CountyCare enrollees
Meridian to exit New Hampshire Medicaid managed care program
Medicaid managed care taxes scrutinized in Pennsylvania, North Carolina

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