Weekly Roundup

July 11, 2018

In Focus:

Mississippi Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) RFQ

Roundup:

Alabama Awards Integrated Care Network Contract
Arizona Releases Integrated Health Care Choice Plans RFP
Florida Awards Medicaid Prepaid Dental Program Contracts
Kansas Medicaid Managed Care Awards Face Protest
Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirement Struck Down By Judge
Maine House Sustains Medicaid Expansion Funding Veto
Nebraska Medicaid Ballot Initiative Meets Threshold
Puerto Rico Awards Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
Texas Cancels STAR+PLUS RFP

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June 27, 2018

In Focus:

MACPAC June Report to Congress Addresses Role of Managed Care in LTSS

Roundup:

Florida to Award Children’s Medical Services Contract to WellCare
Florida Decision to Award Molina Contract in Region 8 to Be Challenged By Best Care Assurance
Kansas Awards Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
Michigan Governor Signs Medicaid Work Requirements Bill
New Jersey Releases January 2019 Amendments to Medicaid MCO Contract
CMS to Increase Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Plans, States

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June 20, 2018

In Focus:

Massachusetts' Duals Demo 2.0 to Grow the SCO and One Care Programs

Roundup:

Florida Awards Additional Medicaid Managed Care Contracts Following Protests
Maine Judge Orders Governor LePage to Submit Medicaid Expansion Plan
New Jersey Provides Update on Fiscal Intermediary Transition
New York Director of the Division of Long Term Care Resigns
New York Attorney General Approves Centene Acquisition of Fidelis Care
Conservatives Release New Proposal for ACA Repeal, Replace
SAMHSA to Award $930 Million in State Opioid Treatment Grants

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June 13, 2018

In Focus:

Alternative Benefit Plans for the Medicaid Expansion Population

Roundup:

Florida Announces Additional Medicaid Managed Care Awards
Arkansas Medicaid Director Resigns
Maine Appeals Medicaid Expansion Court Order
Mississippi Releases CHIP Managed Care RFQ
New Hampshire Awards Centene Correctional Healthcare Contract
Virginia Governor Signs Budget Expanding Medicaid
CMS Releases Guidance on Combating Opioid Epidemic
GAO Urges CMS to Address Risk of Overpayments to Medicaid Managed Care Plans

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June 6, 2018

In Focus:

Registration Open for HMA Conference on the Rapidly Changing World of Medicaid

Roundup:

Judge Orders Maine Governor to Implement Medicaid Expansion
Arkansas Launches Medicaid Work Requirements
Florida Announces Additional Awards for Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Procurement
New Jersey Passes Individual Health Insurance Mandate
Alaska Announces Coordinate Care Demo Awards
CMS Releases Medicaid, CHIP Quality Scorecard

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May 30, 2018

In Focus:

North Carolina Prepaid Health Plans Policy Paper

Roundup:

Washington Announces Medicaid MCO RFP Awards
Florida to Enact Cuts to Correctional Treatment Programs
Utah to Vote on Medicaid Expansion Ballot Measure in November
Virginia Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion
Minnesota Seeks Waiver to Use Medicaid Funding for Residential Drug Treatment

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May 23, 2018

In Focus:

HHS Releases Blueprint to Address Prescription Drug Costs

Roundup:

Centene Awarded Managed Care Contract in Iowa, Correctional Health Contract in Tucson, Arizona
New Mexico Rejects Protests of Medicaid Managed Care Contract Awards.
Virginia Senate Delays Budget, Medicaid Expansion Talks
Louisiana Tables Tax Reviews for Medicaid Eligibility
Michigan Shelves Work Requirements Exemption Tied to County Unemployment Rate
UnitedHealth Report Finds Exchange Coverage Is More Costly Than Medicaid

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May 16, 2018

In Focus:

Medicaid and Exchange Enrollment Update – 2017-18

Roundup:

CMS Approves Maryland All-Payer Model
Connecticut Budget Reverses Medicaid Cuts
Fidelis Care Files Petition with New York Attorney General
Alaska Medicaid Backlog Stalls Provider Payments
Vermont Voluntary All-Payer ACO Enrollment Hits 112,000
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Lower Drug Prices

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May 9, 2018

In Focus:

Electronic Visit Verification: Implications for States, Providers, and Medicaid Participants

Roundup:

CMS Rejects Kansas Medicaid Lifetime Limit Waiver Proposal
Medicaid Expansion to Appear on Utah Ballot
New Hampshire Gains Approval for Medicaid Work Requirements
Texas HHSC Commissioner Retires Amid Contract Scrutiny
Illinois to Expand Medicaid Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatments
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Partners Healthcare in Merger Discussions

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May 2, 2018

In Focus:

Medicaid Community Engagement Initiatives: A Comparison of Three States

Roundup:

Florida Announces Winners of Medicaid MCO Procurement, Protests Follow
Idaho to Decide on Medicaid Expansion with Ballot Initiative
Maine Advocates File Lawsuit to Force Governor to Expand Medicaid
New Jersey MCO Carve-In of Mental Health, SUD Services for Certain Eligibility Groups Planned for July 1
Ohio Medicaid Submits Work Requirements Waiver
Non-Expansion States Should Reconsider Medicaid Work Requirements, CMS Cautions
Uninsured Rate Rises, Commonwealth Fund Report Shows

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