Weekly Roundup

November 14, 2012

In Focus:

CMS Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Report

Roundup:

Illinois Announces dual eligible demonstration awards
Health policy implications of Puerto Rico elections
Deadlines for dual eligible MCOS to file with CMS for 2014
Deadline for states to submit insurance exchange plans pushed back

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November 7, 2012

In Focus:

Arizona Acute Care Medicaid MCO RFP

Roundup:

Washington D.C. releases Medicaid managed care RFP
California releases Medicaid managed care RFP for rural service areas
California agrees to rate settlement structure with Health Net
Oregon withdraws dual eligible demonstration proposal
Georgia considers ASO model for ABD

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October 31, 2012

In Focus:

Highlights from Kaiser/HMA 50 State Medicaid Survey

Roundup:

Illinois receives CMS approval for Cook County early expansion waiver
Washington state receives CMS approval for MFFS duals demonstration
Washington D.C. to release Medicaid managed care RFP soon
Nebraska releases risk-based behavioral health RFP
Wisconsin announces MLTC contract awards

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October 24, 2012

In Focus:

Private Health Insurance Exchanges

Roundup:

Sacramento County approved for Medicaid coverage expansion initiative
Vanguard’s Medicaid MCO acquisition in Michigan receives approval
Illinois delays dual eligible awards another week
Florida state agencies submit budget requests

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October 17, 2012

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Update - Q3 2012

Roundup:

Texas releases draft RFP for STAR+PLUS program in rural areas
Ohio health homes program for SMI launched
Medicaid MCO acquisition in New York
Illinois announces CCE/MCCN awardees

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October 10, 2012

In Focus:

New Jersey Medicaid Waiver Receives CMS Approval

Roundup:

Arizona releases Maricopa Behavioral RFP
Oregon issues qualified health plan RFA for the Exchange
Wisconsin reviews dual eligible demonstration applications
Texas names new Medicaid / CHIP Director

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October 3, 2012

In Focus:

Arkansas Begins Targeted Medicaid Payment Reform Initiative

Roundup:

Ohio duals MOU to be finalized, posted later this month
New York selects Oxford EPO as essential health benefits plan
In Pennsylvania: New West MCO rollout begins, consolidation of Financial Management Services programs delayed
Illinois duals RFP awards deadline pushed back another week

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September 26, 2012

In Focus:

CMS Report Highlights Growth of Managed LTSS

Roundup:

California publishes draft RFP for Qualified Health Plans in exchange
Florida draft MCO rates released
Indiana awards MMIS contract to incumbent HP
New York Medicaid MCO expansion plans detailed

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September 19, 2012

In Focus:

State Progress Toward Exchange Essential Health Benefit Decisions

Roundup:

Ohio Health Homes Program receives CMS approval
Florida draft Medicaid MCO Rates to be released this week
Pennsylvania New West expansion delayed 1 month
New East protest resolved
Illinois Exchange development RFP bidders released
Massachusetts Duals awards due Friday

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September 12, 2012

In Focus:

Nevada Medicaid MCO Rebid Requires Exchange Plan Offering

Roundup:

Pennsylvania releases Behavioral Health RFP
Florida announces Long Term Care ITN bidders by region
Colorado to launch all payers claims database
Texas awards RAC contracts
Michigan Governor proposes new organizational structure for BCBS MI

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