Weekly Roundup

February 27, 2013

In Focus:

Alabama Commission Makes Medicaid Redesign Recommendations

Roundup:

Arkansas proposes Medicaid expansion via Exchange
New Jersey opts for Medicaid expansion
Illinois finalizes dual eligible MOU
California rural county MCO awards expected in next two weeks
California dual eligible MOU pending final rate negotiations
Louisiana LTC RFI respondents disclosed
Hawaii announces behavioral health award
HHS announces recipients of State Innovation Awards

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February 20, 2013

In Focus:

CMS Provides Dual Eligible Demostration Rate Setting Guidance

Roundup:

Florida governor suports Medicaid Expansion after waiver approved
California legislature debates Medicaid Expansion options
Indiana governor proposes Healthy Indiana Plan as vehicle for Medicaid Expansion
Indiana house bill proposes transistioning ABD beneficiaries to Medicaid managed care
South Carolina pushes Dual Eligible RFP to May/June

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February 13, 2013

In Focus:

California Health Benefits Exchange Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Solicitation

Roundup:

Florida Awards MLTC awards to Humana, Molina
Illinois posts schedule for SPD expansion
Pennsylvania releases CHIP RFP
Impact of Medicaid expansion studied in Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and Florida

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February 6, 2013

In Focus:

Health Care Reform in Puerto Rico

Roundup:

Michigan, Ohio Governors recommend Medicaid expansion
Pennsylvania Governor defers decision on Medicaid expansion
Florida receives LTC waiver approval
Florida budget includes funding for Medicaid MCO excise tax, primary care rate increase
New York creates pilot program for private investment in two hospitals
Hawaii withdraws from dual eligible demonstration

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January 30, 2013

In Focus:

Health Insurance Exchanges – Progress Update

Roundup:

Arizona discloses acute care RFP bidders
California legislature convenes special session on healthcare
Three bidders protest Florida LTC contract awards
Illinois expands Medicaid ABD managed care
New York Governor releases budget proposal
Texas Governor reiterates opposition to Medicaid expansion
Washington names Health Care Authority Director

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January 23, 2013

In Focus:

Arizona’s Decision to Expand Medicaid under ACA

Roundup:

Arizona Duals Demonstration update
Georgia, New York Governors release budget proposals
Texas issues MMIS RFI
Indiana Gov. defers to Legislature as Medicaid Expansion bill introduced

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January 16, 2013

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Update – Q4 2012

Roundup:

Florida announces MLTC Awardees
California, Indiana Governors release Budget Proposals
New York MLTC programs expand

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January 9, 2013

In Focus:

Florida Releases Statewide Medicaid Managed Care ITN

Roundup:

Illinois selects MCOs for non-dual ABD managed care expansion
California Gov`s budget proposal set for release tomorrow
Florida updates timeline for LTC expansion
Georgia hospitals agree to provider fee structure
Tennessee withdraws from duals demo program
Colorado to expand Medicaid

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January 2, 2013

In Focus:

Upcoming 2013 State Legislative Issues

Roundup:

Enrollees file suit against California Medicaid over mandatory MCO enrollment
Colorado Gov. likely to expand Medicaid, Illinois expansion supported by hospitals, health plans
Network concerns as Kansas MCOs go live
HHS grants additional approvals to state exchanges
DC Chartered audit result, sale to AmeriHealth Mercy delayed

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December 19, 2012

In Focus:

Texas Issues Rural STAR+PLUS RFP

Roundup:

California court upholds provider rate cut
Washington to expand Medicaid
New York Exchange approved
Colorado receives CHIPRA bonus
Florida MMA ITN expected soon
Georgia plans for physician fee increase

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