Weekly Roundup

June 10, 2015

In Focus:

Pennsylvania Releases MLTSS Discussion Document

Roundup:

Arizona Medicaid Abandons Five Percent Provider Rate Cut Florida Legislative Updates on LIP, CON, and FHIX Emory, WellStar Break Off Merger Talks New York Allocates VAPAP Funds Partners Health Plan Selected for New York FIDA-IDD Texas HHSC Commissioner Janek to Step Down West Virginia Judge Grants Injunction in Medicaid Managed Care Expansion Case White House Report Shows Large Savings for Expanding Medicaid

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June 3, 2015

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care RFIs Issued in Arkansas, Pennsylvania

Roundup:

Florida FHIX Expansion Bill Passes Senate New York Medicaid Managed Care Contracts Renewed Texas Finalizes Budget with $61.2 Billion in Medicaid Funding Alabama Legislature Passes Medicaid Reform Bill New Jersey Plans to Add MLTSS for Expansion Population Pennsylvania Solicits Comments on MLTSS Planning Document Texas Telemedicine Rules Put on Hold by Federal Judge California Exploring Funding Housing Through Medicaid

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May 27, 2015

In Focus:

CMS Issues Long-Awaited Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule

Roundup:

Florida Healthy Kids ITN Awards Announced CMS Tentatively Approves LIP Funding for Florida Alabama MLTC Bill Moves Through Legislature Texas Budget Proposals Fund Additional Waiver Slots North Carolina Medicaid Director to Step Down Covered California to Implement Price Caps on High-Cost Specialty Drugs

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May 20, 2015

In Focus:

HMA IT Advisory Services Issue Brief #1 – Telehealth

Roundup:

Alaska House Rejects Medicaid Expansion
Utah Governor Optimistic on Medicaid Expansion Compromise
Georgia Considers Medicaid Waiver Alternative to Expansion
Maryland to Consider ACO Model for Dual Eligibles
Ohio House Proposes Medicaid HSA Contribution Requirement
Wisconsin Legislature Rejects Governor’s LTC Redesign Plan
Former CBO Director Says Subsidies Assumed for All States

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May 13, 2015

In Focus:

Michigan Releases Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Illinois Managed Care Enrollment Tops 2 Million Missouri Budget Includes Medicaid Managed Care Expansion New Jersey DHS Projects 2016 MLTSS Growth New York DOH Working with CMS on FIDA Rate Increase Mohr Peterson Appointed Hawaii Medicaid Director Iowa Senate Budget Bill Impacts Medicaid Managed Care MACPAC to Meet May 14-15

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May 6, 2015

In Focus:

Roundup:

Arkansas Finalizing RFI on Medicaid Managed Care for ABD, DD, Behavioral Health Puerto Rico Update on MCO Rollout, SIM, Fiscal Situation Montana Governor Signs Medicaid Expansion Bill New York Senate Roundtable on Value-Based Reimbursements Iowa Names New Medicaid Director Nebraska Awards Contract Extension to Arbor Health Plan

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April 29, 2015

In Focus:

HMA’s Accountable Care Institute Looks at Value-Based Reimbursement for Providers

Roundup:

Florida Governor Intends to Call Special Session on Budget
CMS to Florida: LIP Not Dependent on Expansion
Maximus Recommended for Indiana Enrollment Broker Contract
Pennsylvania Plans MCO RFA Release for Late Summer
Minnesota House Proposes to End MinnesotaCare
FTC Weighs In on New York DSRIP
New York Duals Demonstration Off to Slow Start

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April 22, 2015

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Update – Q1 2015

Roundup:

CMS Considers Medicaid Expansion Decision in Evaluating the Renewal of Uncompensated Care Pools
Florida Governor to Sue White House Over LIP Funding
Florida Medicaid MCOs and PSNs Report Losses
Xerox’s New York MMIS System Contract Approved
New York to Pursue Basic Health Program
Expansion States Enroll Newly Eligible Inmates in Medicaid
Proposed Rule to Provide States Additional Time to Seek Medicaid Eligibility System Funds

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April 15, 2015

In Focus:

Kentucky Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

CMS, Florida Officials Spar Over LIP, Medicaid Expansion Montana Legislature Backs Medicaid Expansion Nebraska Legislature Rejects Medicaid Expansion New York Behavioral Health Carve-In Delayed Again New Jersey MAAC Meeting Highlights Key Program Updates North Carolina Claims Payment System Receives Preliminary Certification Texas Medical Board Votes to Restrict Telemedicine CMS Announces Navigator Grant Opportunity New Medicaid Enrollees Significantly Increased Prescription Drug Use in 2014

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April 8, 2015

In Focus:

New Hampshire RFA Solicits Additional MCO(s)

Roundup:

Alaska Legislature Considers Medicaid Expansion Florida LIP Negotiations Stalled, But CMS Pledges to Continue Feds Propose Rule to Protect Medicaid/CHIP Members under Mental health Parity Law Missouri Senate Budget Would Expand Medicaid Managed Care

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