Weekly Roundup

May 8, 2013

In Focus:

Universal PDL Trends - Potential Impact on Medicaid Drug Rebates

Roundup:

California Duals Demo implementation delayed until January 2014
Alabama Legislature approves Medicaid managed care transition
Oregon Medicaid study ignites debate
Colorado sees Medicaid ACO progress
West Virginia Governor announces support for Medicaid expansion
Medicaid expansion debates continue across the U.S.

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May 1, 2012

In Focus:

Washington Releases Dual Eligible Demostration RFA

Roundup:

Florida legislature finalizes budget, fails to agree on Medicaid expansion
Indiana contemplates shifting ABD Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care
New York freezes enrollment in largest MLTC plan
Pennsylvania Department of Insurance approves Highmark/WPA merger
Washington provider tax replacement legislation moves forward
Alabama Medicaid reform bill nears passage
Louisana to rebid Medicaid eligibilithy contract
CMS releases simplified eligibility application

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April 24, 2013

In Focus:

Medicaid MCOs and Community Partnerships

Roundup:

Arkansas Governor Signs Medicaid Expansion into law
Medicaid expansion negotiations remain unresolved in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Montanta, and others
New Jersey delays MLTC carve-in, behavioral health FRP
New York Duals Demostration timeline slips
MassHealth CarePlus RFR to be Released May 2013
Texas releases RFI for SSI Children

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April 17,2013

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Update - Q1 2013

Roundup:

Nevada announces Medicaid MCO RFP Awards
Washington releases dual eligible RFA
New York delays dual eligible demostration start date
Medicaid expansion deliberations continue in Florida

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April 10, 2013

In Focus:

State Initiatives on All-Payer Claims Databases

Roundup:

Virginia dual eligible demostration RFP released
South Carolina duals demo timeline updated
Florida House to offer alternative Medicaid expansion proposal
North Carolina Governor proposes Medicaid managed care
Texas HHSC proposes mid-cycle managed care rate increase
MACPAC to meet April 11-12 in Washington, D.C.

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April 3, 2013

In Focus:

Maryland Proposes Modernized Hospital Rate-Setting

Roundup:

Florida publishes statewide Medicaid managed care bidders
Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania continue to pursue Medicaid expansion alternatives
New York finalizes budget
Lousiana DHH secretary resigns

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March 27, 2013

In Focus:

Arizona Announces Acute Care, Behavioral RFP Awards

Roundup:

California, CMS complete Dual Demo MOU
Texas Developmental Disabilities Legislation Passes Senate
Flordia considers alternatives to Medicaid expansion
Pennsylvania Gov. to meet with CMS on Medicaid expansion next week

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March 20, 2013

In Focus:

Arkansas Details Private Option Plan for Medicaid Expansion

Roundup:

Florida Senate proposes alternative to Medicaid expansion
Illinois launches Cook County waiver program
Michigan Governor signs BCBS conversion law
Pennsylvania Governor to resubmit lottery contract for AG approval
Developmental disabilities legislation introduced in Texas

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March 13, 2013

In Focus:

Rhode Island Medicaid ABD/Duals Procurement

Roundup:

Florida Senate PPACA Comittee votes against expanding Medicaid
California seeks CMS approval for Bridge Program
Pennsylvania court restores AdultBasic program funding
Massachusetts posts primary care payment reform RFP
Virginia dual eligible MOU nears completion

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March 6, 2013

In Focus:

The Financial Argument for Medicaid Expansion in Texas

Roundup:

Florida House commitee rejects Medicaid expansion
New Mexico receives Centennial Care waiver approval
New York accelerates mandatory MLTC transistion
California announces rual county MCO awards
Rhode Island releases MLTC RFP
Washington names new Medicaid Director

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