Weekly Roundup

April 25, 2018

In Focus:

MLTSS Implementation Plans in North Carolina and New Hampshire

Roundup:

Florida Announces Winners of Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Procurement
Alabama Releases RFP for Administrator of LTSS Patient-Centered Care Program
District of Columbia Proposes 4 Percent Cut to Medicaid MCO Rates
Medicaid Work Requirements Debated in Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
New York DoH Approves Centene, Fidelis Deal

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April 18, 2018

In Focus:

The Policy, Implementation and Operations of Medicaid Personal Responsibility Initiatives: An Introduction

Roundup:

Utah to Decide on Medicaid Expansion through Ballot Initiative
Tennessee House Rejects Medicaid Expansion Amendment
Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Results in Jobs, Generates Tax Revenues, Study Says
Illinois Freezes Medicaid Enrollment at BCBS-IL
New York Receives Approval for Care Coordination for Individuals with I/DD
More Governors Propose Medicaid Enhancements Than Cuts, Says Kaiser Study

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April 11, 2018

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Spending in 2017

Roundup:

Texas Releases MCO RFP for STAR, CHIP
Texas Cancels Rural CHIP MCO Contract Awards
Pennsylvania Court Rules in Favor of MCO Award Protest
New Hampshire Releases MLTSS Implementation Plan
New Jersey Outlines Anti-Addiction Program Spending Plans
New York Legislature Approves Final SFY 2018-19 Budget
Ohio Medicaid To Investigate PBM Pricing
Virginia Moves Closer to Medicaid Expansion
CMS Issues Final Rule Allowing States Flexibility in Defining ‘Essential Health Benefits’
Study: Medicaid Enrollees Have Better Access to Care Than Uninsured

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April 4, 2018

In Focus:

Alabama Integrated Care Network Program

Roundup:

Arkansas, Kentucky Implement Medicaid Work Requirements
California Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Sutter Health
Kansas Rejects Proposed Medicaid Expansion Amendment
Louisiana Rejects Bill to Transition LTSS to Managed Care
New York Reaches Deal with Fidelis, Centene
Admissions, ER Visits Lower Among Duals Who Receive Home-Delivered Meals, Study Says
ACA Exchange Enrollment Falls 3 Percent in 2018

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March 28, 2018

In Focus:

New York Medicaid Redesign: Roles and Responsibilities

Roundup:

Utah Passes Partial Medicaid Expansion; Awaits CMS Approval
Nebraska Nursing Facilities Put Into Receivership
Community Health Systems to Sell Three Tennessee Hospitals
New York Governor Proposes Budget Strategy to Take Medicaid Health Plan Reserve Funds
OIG Claims California Enrolled 450,000 Ineligible Medicaid Expansion Members
Sendero Health Plans to Exit Texas STAR Medicaid, CHIP Programs
CMS Proposal Would Roll Back Certain Medicaid Access to Care Monitoring Requirements

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March 21, 2018

In Focus:

HCBS Settings Rule Issue Briefs

Roundup:

Florida Governor Scott Signs Opioid Bill
Michigan Awards Behavioral Carve-In Contracts
Montana Medicaid Expansion Boosts Economy, Report Says
New York Senate, House Respond to Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal
New York Names Frescatore Medicaid Director
Exchange Stabilization Efforts Stall in House
MACPAC Calls for Streamlining Medicaid Managed Care Authority

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March 14, 2018

In Focus:

SNP Provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

Roundup:

Florida, New Jersey FY 2019 Budgets Include Key Healthcare Provisions
CMS Denies Idaho Plan to Skirt ACA Requirements
Illinois Passes Hospital Assessment Plan
Iowa Announces Medicaid Managed Care RFP Respondents
Minnesota Releases Special Needs BasicCare RFP
Nebraska Medicaid Expansion Advocates Launch Ballot Initiative
New York FQHCs Plan Merger
Texas Awards CHIP Rural and Hidalgo Service Areas Contracts

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March 7, 2018

In Focus:

Interagency, Cross-Sector Collaboration to Improve Care for Vulnerable Children: Lessons from Six State Initiatives

Roundup:

Arizona Awards Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
CMS Approves Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements Waiver
Hawaii Awards Community Care Services Contract to Ohana Health Plan
Massachusetts Providers Expect Confusion as State Rolls Out ACO Networks
Quality Performance Results Published for New Jersey Nursing Facilities
New York Announces Care Coordination Organizations for People with I/DD
North Carolina Releases Enrollment Broker Services RFP
South Carolina Awards Multi-Vendor Integrator Award to Cognosante
HHS Secretary Says Changes Coming to Provider Reimbursements

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February 28, 2018

In Focus:

Puerto Rico Releases Government Health Plan RFP

Roundup:

Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Consider Work Requirements
Michigan Receives Bids for Behavioral Health Carve-In
New Jersey Medicaid MCOs Expand Service Areas
New Mexico Judge Denies Injunction in Medicaid MCO Awards Dispute
Wisconsin Legislature Passes Exchange Reinsurance Bill
Justice Department to Support Local Officials in Lawsuits Against Opioid Distributors
FDA to Allow Drugs that Reduce Opioid Craving

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February 21, 2018

In Focus:

Washington Releases 2019/2020 Integrated Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

New York Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson to Step Down
Virginia House Budget Plan Includes Medicaid Expansion with Work Requirements
Michigan To Consider Transitioning Long-Term Care wnto Managed Care
Molina, United Allege Bias in New Mexico Medicaid Contract Awards, State Responds
Kansas Hit with Lawsuit Over Medicaid Denials of Hepatitis C Drugs
New York Catholic Diocese Opposes Governor's Proposal for Fidelis Proceeds
Nebraska Names Matthew Van Patton Medicaid Director
Ohio Medicaid Agency Releases Draft 1115 Waiver with Work Requirements
Alaska State Senators Introduce Medicaid Work Requirements Bill

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