Weekly Roundup

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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August 5, 2015

In Focus:

Rhode Island Reaches Agreement with CMS on Duals Demonstration MOU

Roundup:

Florida Governor Examines Medicaid Managed Care Hospital Contracts Iowa DHS Posts Medicaid Redesign Waiver Documents for Public Comment CMS Approves Behavioral Health Transition to Managed Care in New York Pennsylvania Hospitals Resist Proposed Tax Increase States Look to 1332 Waivers to Modify Healthcare Law States Asked to Scale Back Rate Increases Requested by Marketplace Insurers for 2016 GAO Report Finds Medicaid Expansion States Better Able to Treat Mental Illness and Addiction

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July 29, 2015

In Focus:

Roundup:

Florida MCOs Push for Rate Increases New York Update on Behavioral Health Transition to Managed Care Texas Issues RFI for IDD Managed Care Pilot Pennsylvania Update on MLTSS Ohio Agencies Pushing to Enroll Inmates in Medicaid upon Release Medicaid Enrollment topped 71.6 Million in May CMS Open to Duals Demonstration Two-Year Extensions

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July 15, 2015

In Focus:

Montana Announces Medicaid Expansion Waiver

Roundup:

Alaska Governor to Announce Plans for Medicaid Expansion Arkansas to Increase Resources for Eligibility Checks California Delays Orange County Duals Demo Passive Enrollment Florida Issues RFI for Health Information Exchange Vendor Louisiana Releases RFI for Specialized Behavioral Health Services Uninsured Rate Drops to 11.4 Percent Cost of Covering People Newly Eligible for Medicaid Significantly Higher Than Expected

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July 8, 2015

In Focus:

Dual Eligible Demonstration Enrollment Update

Roundup:

California Issues New Policy Guidelines On Treating Hep C Kentucky Awards Five Medicaid Managed Care Contracts Montana Medicaid Expansion Waiver Released New York Releases Behavioral Health RFQ Pennsylvania AG Sues Operator of 14 Nursing Homes CMS to Ease Physician Transition to ICD-10 Codes

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