Weekly Roundup

August 8, 2012

In Focus:

The CBO’s ACA Spending and Coverage Projections Following the SCOTUS Ruling

Roundup:

Georgia notifies MCO of planned contract extension
Florida initiates Medical Assistance ITN process
New York submits 1115 Waiver to CMS
Wisconsin releases Virtual Pace duals proposal
California legislature reconvenes

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August 1, 2012

In Focus:

Massachusetts Payment Reform Legislation

Roundup:

Georgia seeks additional spending reductions
Colorado receives CO-OP Grant
Pennsylvania healthcare budget details revealed
South Carolina Duals RFI released

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July 25, 2012

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Update - Q2 2012

Roundup:

Florida releases LTC Rate Book
Illinois releases health insurance exchange (HIE) RFP
California HIE Board issues recommendations for plan selection criteria, guidance on health insurance exchange policies
New York developing managed care waiver for DD population

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July 18, 2012

In Focus:

Community Health Centers Awarded $128.6m through ACA

Roundup:

Colorado Exchange continues to move forward
Florida awards HealthyKids CHIP contracts
Georgia Medicaid redesign on hold
Indiana to include Medicaid-only ABDs in Duals Demonstration
Pennsylvania delays New West MCO expansion rollout until October 1, 2012

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July 3, 2012

In Focus:

Florida Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care ITN

Roundup:

Colorado outlines Medicaid budget initiatives
Illinois legislators leaning toward Fed-State Partnership Exchange
Ohio announces Duals RFP scoring, protest due July 13
Pennsylvania Gov. signs FY12-13 budget

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June 27, 2012

In Focus:

Key Takeaways from NASBO Spring 2012 State Fiscal Survey

Roundup:

SCOTUS to announce ACA decision tomorrow
California to vote on bills finalizing budget cut implementation
Illinois announces Duals RFP bidder list
Aetna, Amerigroup lawsuits halt OH MCO contract implementation
Ohio to announce Duals RFP scoring by end of month
Pennsylvania nears vote on budget

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June 20, 2012

In Focus:

Massachusetts Dual Eligible Integration RFR

Roundup:

California bill language reveals duals integration details
Georgia Medicaid requests $300M budget deficit fix
Nine plans submit Illinois duals integration bids
Illinois to procure eligibility verification vendor
Ohio to announce duals integration RFP scoring end of June

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June 13, 2012

In Focus:

Exploring Medical Cost Issues in Texas' Hidalgo Region with Gary Young

Roundup:

California budget deal nears completion
Massachusetts House passes Cost Containment Bill
Massachusetts Dual Eligible RFP expected Friday
Florida clarifies guidance regarding long term care PSNs
Georgia issues Integrated Eligibility System RFP
Texas releases RAC RFP
Washington announces final Medicaid MCO county assignments

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June 6, 2012

In Focus:

Update on New York Duals Demo and MLTC Expansion

Roundup:

New York submits $10 billion waiver applications
California duals demo submitted
Massachusetts duals demo delayed
Illinois budget cuts finalized
Georgia redesign decisions expected this summer

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May 31, 2012

In Focus:

Federally Facilitated Exchange Guidance and Design

Roundup:

Other headlines
RFP calendar
Dual integration proposal status
HMA recently published research
Upcoming HMA appearances

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