Weekly Roundup

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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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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