Weekly Roundup

July 24, 2013

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Update - 2nd Quarter 2013

Roundup:

Illinois Governor signs Medicaid expansion bill
Michigan Senate unveils Medicaid expansion proposal
Florida Medicaid managed care letters of intent to negotiate distributed this week
Georgia selects Amerigroup for foster care, adoption assistance programs
California Exchange on track for October 1, says auditor
New York targeting August 1, 2013 for Duals Demonstration MOU

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July 17, 2013

In Focus:

CMS Issues Final Rule on Medicaid and Exchanges

Roundup:

New York, Illinois announce Marketplace QHPs
Massachusetts signs dual eligible demonstration contracts
Florida begins MMA negotiations
Illinois dual eligible demonstration start date pushed back
New York Medicaid director provides update on program redesign
New Mexico Waiver receives federal approval

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July 10, 2013

In Focus:

Coverage Expansion Implications for Parolees and Ex-Offenders

Roundup:

Obama Administration announces one-year delay of employer mandate
Virginia awards dual eligible demonstration MCOs
Exchange plans revealed in Iowa, Vermont
Massachusetts Medicaid Director moving to OMB
Mississippi reauthorizes Medicaid program
New Hampshire hospitals agree to participate in Medicaid managed care networks
Upgraded MMIS system launches in North Carolina
Washington Health Homes program launched

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June 26, 2013

In Focus:

Arkansas Reveals “Private Option” Draft Waiver

Roundup:

Iowa Governor signs limited Medicaid expansion bill, awaits HHS approval
New Jersey, Rhode Island pass expansion bills
Special session on Medicaid to kick off in Mississippi, no special session for Michigan
Florida begins mailing Medicaid MLTC enrollment packets
Indiana official believes CMS will approve Health Indiana Plan extension
Massachusetts announces contract progress in duals demonstration
Federally Facilitated Exchange rates due in September
HHS calls for 7 million in Exchange by March 2014

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June 19, 2013

In Focus:

Highlights from NASBO Spring 2013 Fiscal Survey of States

Roundup:

Medicaid Expansion Update: Arizona, California, New Jersey are in
Crunch time for Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Montana, and Pennsylvania
Florida Medicaid Waiver approved
Idaho, Illinois Dual Eligible Demonstration timelines updated
New York MLTC expansion continues

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June 12, 2013

In Focus:

Congressional Budget Office Reports on Dual Eligibles

Roundup:

Washington announces Duals Demo awards
Arizona, Michigan Medicaid expansion bills gain traction
California budget deal finalized
Indiana issues CareSelect RFP
Massachusetts issues CarePlus RFR for Medicaid expansion
Wisconsin issues Medicaid MLTC RFP
Colorado, DC Exchange rates not showing “rate shock”
Michigan reveals fourteen Exchange plans
Oklahoma to consider Medicaid managed care transition

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June 5, 2013

In Focus:

A Look at Exchange Enrollment Assistance Programs

Roundup:

Arizona House set to vote on Medicaid expansion
Exchange applicants revealed in Arkansas, Florida, Washington DC, North Carolina, and Montana
Georgia names Department of Community Health Commissioner
Wisconsin rejects Medicaid expansion

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May 29, 2013

In Focus:

CMS Issues Guidance on MLTSS Waivers

Roundup:

California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland Exchange plans revealed
Arkansas to submit Medicaid expansion waiver request by August
California Medi-Cal provider rate cuts upheld
Delaware issues MMIS RFP
Massachusetts revises timeline in dual eligible demo
Illinois, Iowa to expand Medicaid, while Maine Governor vetoes
Michigan, Mississippi Governors exploring expansion options
Ohio bill introduced to expand Medicaid, Texas lawmakers pass bill blocking expansion
Other Medicaid expansion developments in Arizona, Florida, Tennessee
Magellan protest continues in Arizona Behavioral RFP award

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May 22, 2013

In Focus:

Update on Health Plan Participation in State Insurance Exchanges

Roundup:

Covered California health plans to be announced tomorrow (May 23)
Exchange plans revealed in Washington, DC, Washington state, and Rhode Island
Virginia finalizes dual eligible MOU with CMS
Massachusetts and CMS increase dual eligible demonstration rates to MCOs
New York City contemplates behavioral health delivery system reforms
Iowa Governor opens door to possible Medicaid expansion
South Carolina and Louisiana legislatures shut door on Medicaid Expansion

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May 15, 2013

In Focus:

Massachusetts Primary Care Payment Reform Initiative

Roundup:

California Governor unveils revised budget
New York, Michigan Dual Eligible Demos delayed
Missouri Medicaid Director departs
HHS approves Utah’s hybrid exchange
CMS releases proposed Medicaid DSH rule
New York Medicaid MCO merger
Kentucky opts for Medicaid expansion
CBO reduces its prior 10-year estimates of federal healthcare spending
MACPAC meeting slated for May 16-17
Oregon, Washington disclose insurance exchange plan premiums

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