Weekly Roundup

September 5, 2012

In Focus:

New Mexico’s Centennial Care RFP Released

Roundup:

Colorado to rebid MMIS and Behavioral Health contracts
New York MLTC waiver gets CMS approval
Massachusetts COOP awarded $88.5 million federal loan

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August 29, 2012

In Focus:

CMS / Massachusetts Dual Eligible Demonstration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Details

Roundup:

Ohio finalizes Dual RFP awards Louisiana carves pharmacy benefits into MCO contracts Georgia DCH Commissioner pledges no reduction in provider rates Illinois awards Client Enrollment Broker contract to Maximus

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August 22, 2012

In Focus:

Updates and Timeline from HHS on Exchange Development

Roundup:

Ohio finalizes Dual Eligible RFA scoring Florida releases list of health plans submitting LOIs for Managed Medical Assistance Program Michigan Department of Community Health Director resigns Indiana HIP program receives one-year extension Eligibility system redesigns vendors selected in Texas, Indiana

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August 15, 2012

In Focus:

Wisconsin’s Virtual PACE Program to Serve Duals

Roundup:

New York details $10B in health care reinvestments under waiver
Illinois Exchange procuring IT vendor, releases Navigator report
Colorado approves additional Exchange grant request
Texas meeting on Medicaid Waiver implementation draws hundreds

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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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