Weekly Roundup

August 19, 2015

In Focus:

Washington Issues Southwest Region Fully Integrated Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Awards Announced Michigan Discloses Medicaid Managed Care Bidders, Regions Ohio Medicaid Spending $2 Billion Below Estimates Audit Finds Most Health Co-ops Losing Money

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August 12, 2015

In Focus:

CMS Reports on Long Term Supports and Services

Roundup:

Number of Uninsured Drops by 15.8 Million Since 2013 Alabama legislature debates Medicaid cuts Arkansas ending In Home Services Program Florida Healthy Kids (FHK) Dental Benefits Rebid Planned Cook County (IL) to Re-bid Managed Medicaid Contract Iowa Seeks Expansion Waiver for Traditional Medicaid UCare Loses Minnesota managed care contract North Carolina Legislatures Spars over Medicaid reform North Carolina Medicaid Director Wos Resigns Washington Releases Apple Health RFP for SW Region

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August 5, 2015

In Focus:

Rhode Island Reaches Agreement with CMS on Duals Demonstration MOU

Roundup:

Florida Governor Examines Medicaid Managed Care Hospital Contracts Iowa DHS Posts Medicaid Redesign Waiver Documents for Public Comment CMS Approves Behavioral Health Transition to Managed Care in New York Pennsylvania Hospitals Resist Proposed Tax Increase States Look to 1332 Waivers to Modify Healthcare Law States Asked to Scale Back Rate Increases Requested by Marketplace Insurers for 2016 GAO Report Finds Medicaid Expansion States Better Able to Treat Mental Illness and Addiction

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July 29, 2015

In Focus:

Roundup:

Florida MCOs Push for Rate Increases New York Update on Behavioral Health Transition to Managed Care Texas Issues RFI for IDD Managed Care Pilot Pennsylvania Update on MLTSS Ohio Agencies Pushing to Enroll Inmates in Medicaid upon Release Medicaid Enrollment topped 71.6 Million in May CMS Open to Duals Demonstration Two-Year Extensions

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July 15, 2015

In Focus:

Montana Announces Medicaid Expansion Waiver

Roundup:

Alaska Governor to Announce Plans for Medicaid Expansion Arkansas to Increase Resources for Eligibility Checks California Delays Orange County Duals Demo Passive Enrollment Florida Issues RFI for Health Information Exchange Vendor Louisiana Releases RFI for Specialized Behavioral Health Services Uninsured Rate Drops to 11.4 Percent Cost of Covering People Newly Eligible for Medicaid Significantly Higher Than Expected

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July 8, 2015

In Focus:

Dual Eligible Demonstration Enrollment Update

Roundup:

California Issues New Policy Guidelines On Treating Hep C Kentucky Awards Five Medicaid Managed Care Contracts Montana Medicaid Expansion Waiver Released New York Releases Behavioral Health RFQ Pennsylvania AG Sues Operator of 14 Nursing Homes CMS to Ease Physician Transition to ICD-10 Codes

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July 1, 2015

In Focus:

Oklahoma ABD Care Coordination RFI

Roundup:

California Budget Funds Services for Immigrant Children California Specialty Mental Health Waiver Approved Florida Budget Funds HCBS Waiver Slots, Rate Increases New Jersey Approves Three out of Six Medicaid ACO Applicants New York FIDA, HARP, DSRIP, MLTC Updates Following Supreme Court Decision, Pennsylvania Withdraws Plan to Create Exchange CMS Publishes Reinsurance Payment Report States Consider Regional Networks or Switch to Federal Marketplace After Supreme Court Ruling

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June 24, 2015

In Focus:

Consumer Engagement IT

Roundup:

Florida and CMS Reach Tentative Deal on LIP Funding North Carolina House Passes Medicaid Managed Care Bill CMS Releases Medicaid Managed-Care Rate Guidelines Affordable Care Act Drives Sharpest Decline in Uninsured Ever Recorded

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June 17, 2015

In Focus:

Virginia Solicits Comments on Medicaid MLTSS Design

Roundup:

Florida MCOs Struggle to Meet Solvency Requirements Fallon Health Plan to Exit Massachusetts Duals Demo California to Fund Immigrant Health Program Nevada to Allow ABD, LTSS Managed Care Transition New Jersey Medicaid Agency cancels plans for a Behavioral Health ASO RFP New York Waiver Population Carve-Ins Delayed Arkansas, Delaware, Pennsylvania State Exchanges Approved

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June 10, 2015

In Focus:

Pennsylvania Releases MLTSS Discussion Document

Roundup:

Arizona Medicaid Abandons Five Percent Provider Rate Cut Florida Legislative Updates on LIP, CON, and FHIX Emory, WellStar Break Off Merger Talks New York Allocates VAPAP Funds Partners Health Plan Selected for New York FIDA-IDD Texas HHSC Commissioner Janek to Step Down West Virginia Judge Grants Injunction in Medicaid Managed Care Expansion Case White House Report Shows Large Savings for Expanding Medicaid

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