Weekly Roundup

June 8, 2011

In Focus:

Washington State Medicaid Block Grant Legislation

Roundup:

Washington State Medicaid Block Grant Legislation
CA Legislature has until June 15 to Pass Budget or Give up Paychecks
FL Begins Regional Stakeholder Meetings on Managed Care Expansion Friday
GA Managed Care Design Winner Secret Until Late July
IL Will Delay Provider Payments to Avoid Rate Cut
IL Health Information Exchange RFP Likely to Attract Large IT Bidders

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June 1, 2011

In Focus:

State Options in Health Insurance Exchange Design

Roundup:

CA ABD Roll-Out Begins Today
Michigan Budget Includes 1.7% HMP Rate Increase
Michigan Budget Replaces “Use Tax” With 1% Tax on All Paid Health Claims

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May 25, 2011

In Focus:

New Jersey Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver Concept Paper

Roundup:

Texas RFP Responses Were Due May 23
California Governor’s Plan to Consolidate Healthy Families into Medi-Cal Meets With Resistance
Illinois, Michigan Budgets Approaching Resolution

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May 18, 2011

In Focus:

Washington Medicaid Managed Care Draft RFP

Roundup:

California Governor’s Revised Budget Released Monday
Texas Budget Agreement Stalls
Massachusetts Payment Reform Discussions Begin

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May 11, 2011

In Focus:

Florida Medicaid Managed Care Bill Clears Legislature

Roundup:

Illinois Senate Proposes 3% Provider Rate Cut
Texas House and Senate Budget Bills Move to Conference Committee
California Budget Awaits Governor’s May Revise Due Next Week
Georgia Consulting Contract Indicates Managed Care RFP Due July 2012

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May 4, 2011

In Focus:

Summary of Healthcare Related Budget Activity to Date in Nine States Including Florida and Texas

Roundup:

Florida Managed Care Bill Set for Debate Prior to End of Legislative Session on Friday
CMS Expresses Preference for Minimum MLR in Florida
Illinois Payment Reform Discussions Progress

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April 27, 2011

In Focus:

A Review of Services Required to Operate a Health Insurance Exchange and the Vendors that Provide Them

Roundup:

Florida Budget Conference Committee Convenes Today
Illinois Stakeholder Meetings on Payment Reform Friday
Texas MCO RFP Vendor Conference Attendees

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April 20, 2011

In Focus:

Medicaid Managed Long Term Care Programs

Roundup:

Florida Senate Adds Minimum 90% MLR Back into Bill
Standing Room Only at Texas Medicaid Managed Care RFP Vendor’s Conference
Massachusetts Selects Eight Plans for the CommChoice Program
Illinois Set to Discuss Hospital Payment Reform

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April 13, 2011

In Focus:

Kentucky, Texas and Louisiana Medicaid Managed Care RFP Updates

Roundup:

Florida Seeks Offsets to Mitigate Medically Needy Cuts as Conference Committee Convenes
Illinois Lets Disease Management Contract with Mckesson Expire
Georgia Budget Includes Small Provider Cut, but Minimum MLR Does Not Pass

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April 6, 2011

In Focus:

Medicaid Block Grants and the Rhode Island Global Medicaid Waiver

Roundup:

Florida Hospitals Protest Cuts to the Medically Needy Program
California Legislature Contemplates Basic Health Plan Option
New York and New Jersey Expand Their Managed Long Term Care Program (MLTC)
Michigan Readies Vote on HMO Premium Tax

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