Weekly Roundup

March 4, 2015

In Focus:

Responding to King v. Burwell: What Policy Levers can States “Pull” to Maintain Coverage if the Supreme Court Sides with King?

Roundup:

Missouri Announces MCO RFP Awards
Georgia Announces Wiant as New Chief of Medicaid
New York, Massachusetts Health Plans Report Losses
Massachusetts Governor Seeks Budget Savings From MassHealth
Telemedicine Advances in Minnesota, Mississippi and Missouri
New York Delays Implementation of Duals Demonstration
Pennsylvania Pivots to Traditional Medicaid Expansion

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February 25, 2015

In Focus:

Update on Duals Demonstration Enrollment

Roundup:

State budget discussions heat up in Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts Utah Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion Plan New York State of Health Enrollment exceeds 2.1 million Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina Hinges on Subsidy Court Ruling Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Up 19 Percent Since Expansion MACPAC to Hold Public Meeting February 26-27

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February 18, 2015

In Focus:

Iowa Releases Statewide Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Alaska Governor Walker Proposes Medicaid Expansion
Florida Legislature Near Compromise on Telemedicine Bill
Illinois Governor’s Budget Proposes $1.5 Billion in Medicaid Savings
New York Nursing Home Benefit Carve-in Underway
Ohio Governor’s Budget Proposes Medicaid Premiums for Certain Adults
Virginia MMIS RFI Released
Marketplace Enrollment Hits 11.4 Million in 2015
U.S. State Tax Revenues See Growth in Third Quarter

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February 11, 2015

In Focus:

Georgia Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Reauthorized by Legislature Florida Low Income Pool Renewal Denied by CMS; However, Negotiations Continue Washington Confirms Cancellation of Capitated Duals Demo Nebraska Appoints Calder Lynch as Medicaid Director Ohio Reports on Duals Demonstration Implementation Pennsylvania Governor Moves to Withdraw Healthy PA Waiver, Implement Traditional Medicaid Expansion Connecticut Hospitals Propose Phasing Out of Hospital Tax Michigan Governor Issues Executive Order to Consolidate Health Agencies L.A. Care (CA) Names New CEO

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February 4, 2015

In Focus:

Enrollment Update - November 2014 Medicaid and Preliminary 2015 Exchange

Roundup:

Tennessee Medicaid Expansion Proposal Voted Down Michigan Duals Demonstration Begins Enrollment Partners HealthCare (MA) Denied Deal to Acquire Hospitals New York Nursing Home Benefit Transitions to Managed Care Ohio Governor Releases Executive Budget Texas Selects Viekira Pak for PDL Mississippi Issues CHIP Managed Care Rebid

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January 28, 2015

In Focus:

Reviewing Oregon’s Medicaid Managed Care Program

Roundup:

Indiana Receives CMS Approval for Medicaid Expansion Waiver
Jennifer Kent Appointed Director of California DHCS
Florida, Maryland, New York Governors release 2015/2016 Budget Proposals
CoOportunity (Iowa) Seeks Liquidation
Daniel Tsai Appointed Director of MassHealth
Massachusetts AG Healey Opposes Partners HealthCare Deal
Oregon Reports Medicaid Enrollment Backlog of 43,000
CBO Report Estimates ACA will Cost 7 Percent Less than Projected

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January 21, 2015

In Focus:

HMA Announces New Online Medicaid Data Resource

Roundup:

CMS Administrator Tavenner to Resign Georgia Managed Care RFP Delayed Until February 2015 Illinois Governor Taps Former Aetna Executive to Lead HFS Iowa Governor Announces Intentions to Privatize Medicaid Michigan Governor Highlights Budget Shortfall, Proposes Combining Health Agencies Montana Governor Introduces Medicaid Expansion Bill New York DSRIP Applications Posted Texas Health and Human Services Under Investigation Wyoming Legislature to Begin Medicaid Expansion Hearings Senate Finance Chair Seeks Repeal of Health Insurer Fee Supreme Court Considers Whether Providers Can Sue States Over Medicaid Pay Rates Overtime and Minimum Wage Regulations Overturned for Home Health Care Workers

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January 14, 2015

In Focus:

Q4 2014 Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Update

Roundup:

Illinois managed care enrollment tops 1.4 million New York duals demonstration launched January 1 Tennessee Gov. calls special session on Medicaid expansion Massachusetts Health Connector Director to resign Kentucky Medicaid Commissioner to step down New Jersey legislation introduced to provide network oversight of Medicaid, commercial health plans

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January 7, 2015

In Focus:

Key Medicaid and Legislative Issues to Watch in 2015

Roundup:

Head of CMCS to Step Down Director of Medicare-Medicaid Coordination to Leave CMS in January CMS Approves Arkansas, Iowa Medicaid Waiver Amendments Medicaid Expansion Proposals Considered in Montana, North Carolina, Utah, Wyoming Alabama Approves Formation of Six Medicaid RCOs Arizona Awards Behavioral Health Contracts CoOportunity Health Taken Over By Iowa State Regulators

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December 17, 2014

In Focus:

Tennessee Gov. Unveils Medicaid Expansion Proposal

Roundup:

Georgia Updates RFP Timeline, Names Qualified Contractors Alabama, Virginia Governors Support Medicaid Expansion Michigan Medicaid Expansion Beats Enrollment Projections Arizona Behavioral Health Authority RFP Bidders Named Massachusetts Medicaid MCOs Report Financial Losses

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