Weekly Roundup

November 16, 2016

In Focus:

Revisiting Republican Governors’ 2011 Medicaid Reform Proposals

Roundup:

Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy Stepping Down
Election Results Derail Medicaid Expansion Discussions in Georgia, Idaho, South Dakota
Andrew Bremberg to Lead Trump Health Care Transition Team
Kansas Pilot Aims to Move Individuals with I/DD to HCBS Settings

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November 9, 2016

In Focus:

Quarterly Medicaid MCO Enrollment Update

Roundup:

Nevada Medicaid MCO Awards Announced
Colorado ACC Phase II Draft RFP Released for Public Comment
Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Urges Lawmakers to Continue RCO Transition
CMS Approves MassHealth Waiver to Implement ACO Models
California Voters Extend Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program, Defeat Drug Pricing Measure
Colorado Universal Health Care Ballot Measure Defeated
Berry Named Georgia DCH Commissioner

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November 2, 2016

In Focus:

Arizona Issues ALTCS Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Colorado Accountable Care Collaborative Reports Savings
Iowa to Increase Medicaid MCO Payments by $33 Million
Michigan Governor Vetoes Health Insurance Claims Tax Repeal, Replacement
Pennsylvania Provides Updates on Pending Managed Care Awards
Vermont All-Payer ACO Model to Launch in 2017

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October 26, 2016

In Focus:

HMA Telehealth Series - Telepsychiatry and the Psychiatric Workforce Shortage

Roundup:

Arkansas Considers Provider-Led Managed Care Model
Indiana Issues Medicaid NEMT RFP
CMS Extends Kentucky’s 1115 Waiver Comment Period
CMS Approves Washington’s 1115 Waiver Renewal
MACPAC Announces October Public Meeting Agenda

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October 19, 2016

In Focus:

Highlights from Kaiser/HMA 50-State Survey

Roundup:

Florida AHCA Seeks to Extend Managed Care 1115 Waiver
Missouri Statewide Medicaid MCO Awards Announced
Tennessee Issues Inmate Health Services RFP
Virginia Medicaid Expansion Push Continues Amid Budget Shortfall

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October 12, 2016

In Focus:

Washington 1115 Waiver Approved by CMS

Roundup:

Kidder Named Florida Medicaid Director
Georgia, Kansas Lawmakers Consider Medicaid Expansion
Oregon Announces CCO Rate Increase for 2017
Judge Rules against Wisconsin in Nursing Payments Case
JAMA Report Finds Medicaid Expansion Boosts Hospital Financial Performance

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October 5, 2016

In Focus:

Vermont Publicizes Draft All-Payer Model Waiver

Roundup:

Arizona 1115 Waiver Approved For Some, Not All, Changes
Florida Releases All Payer Claims Database ITN
Maryland Co-Op Seeks For-Profit Status to Prevent Closure
New York Releases Medicaid Managed Care Quality Incentive Report
Six MCOs Protest Pennsylvania MLTSS Contract Awards
CMS Issues Rule Barring Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts
Clarifications on Virginia, Wisconsin MLTSS RFP Updates

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September 28, 2016

In Focus:

Wisconsin Issues Family Care and Family Care Partnership MLTSS RFP

Roundup:

Virginia Announces Preliminary MLTSS Contract Awards
Texas to Proceed with Medicaid Cuts to Children’s Therapy Services
NCQA Releases 2016 Health Insurance Plan Ratings
New York Medicaid Spending Per Person Declines

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September 21, 2016

In Focus:

TeleHealth Services – Spotlight on Econsults

Roundup:

Pennsylvania Community HealthChoices Bidders File Protest
West Virginia Medicaid MCO Contract Awards Announced
Wisconsin MLTC RFP Released
Alabama Delays RCO Implementation
Florida AHCA Secretary to Retire

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September 14, 2016

In Focus:

HMA Conference on Integrated Delivery Is Just a Month Away, More Than 200 Already Registered to Attend

Roundup:

Arkansas Issues Draft RFP for Managed Dental Services
Missouri Medicaid to Support Telehealth Services in Schools
New Jersey Regulators Take Over Health Republic CO-OP
New York Issues Emergency Regulation on Risk Adjustment
Ohio Medicaid Expansion Waiver Application Denied
Oklahoma Announces 3-Year Phase-in of SoonerHealth+
Oklahoma Health Care Authority Names Paternik-Ikard CEO
U.S. Uninsured Rate Falls to 9.1 Percent
HMA News: HMA Telehealth Advisory Practice Group Supports Clients in Considering Telemedicine Solutions
HMA News: “What Matters Most: Essential Attributes of a High-Quality System of Care for Adults with Complex Care Needs”

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