Weekly Roundup

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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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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