Weekly Roundup

July 6, 2016

In Focus:

Nevada Issues Medicaid Managed Care RFP

Roundup:

Massachusetts Issues RFR for Long Term Services and Supports TPA
Ohio Submits Healthy Ohio 1115 Waiver to CMS
WellCare Withdraws from South Carolina Duals Demo
Alabama Medicaid Considers Provider Cuts
Idaho Selects Veyo for Medicaid Transportation Contract
Massachusetts Removes Restrictions to Hepatitis C Drugs
SUD Benefit Updates in Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire

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June 29, 2016

In Focus:

Kentucky HEALTH 1115 Waiver Proposal

Roundup:

DC to Release Medicaid Managed Care RFP by September
Indiana to Forgo Planned Medicaid Home Health Rate Cuts
New York Expands HIV Services
South Dakota Governor Will Not Call Special Session on Medicaid Expansion

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June 22, 2016

In Focus:

Massachusetts 1115 Waiver Renewal, Amendments

Roundup:

Kentucky Medicaid Reform Plan, Waiver Application Posted for Public Comment
Alaska Gov. Signs Medicaid Reform Bill
Kansas Eligibility Determination Backlog Larger Than Previously Estimated
Maryland to Offer Savings Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities
New Jersey Presents 1115 Waiver Renewal Details
Wisconsin Health Secretary Passes Away
ASPE Finds Medicaid Expansion Increases Access to Care
House Republicans Propose Plan to Replace ACA

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June 15, 2016

In Focus:

HMA Integrated Delivery Systems Conference

Roundup:

Indiana Medicaid MCO Award Recommendations Announced
Florida Medicaid MCOs Owed $433 Million in Underpayments
New York DOH Releases Transition Plan for Waiver Programs
Pennsylvania Delays MLTSS Implementation
Wisconsin Withdraws Plan for MLTSS Reforms

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June 08, 2016

In Focus:

North Carolina Submits 1115 Waiver

Roundup:

Delaware, Florida to Expand Access to Hepatitis C Treatment
Indiana to Cut Medicaid Home Health Rates
New Jersey Releases Medicaid MCO Contract Amendments
New Jersey to Submit 1115 Waiver Renewal Application
Ohio Receives Initial Approval of HCBS Transition Plan
Texas Proposes Medicaid Home Health Therapy Cuts
CMS Informs States of Medicaid Services to Combat Zika

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June 1, 2016

In Focus:

Medicaid and Exchange Enrollment Update – Spring 2016

Roundup:

Alaska Temporarily Suspends Medicaid Payments to Hospitals, Clinics
Illinois Legislative Session Ends without Budget Deal
Louisiana to Use SNAP Eligibility Determination for Medicaid
Ohio Co-op to Shut Down
Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion Fails
Oklahoma Resumes ABD RFP Planning
Judge Orders Washington to Provide Hepatitis C Drugs Broadly
CMS’ Slavitt Pitches Medicaid IT to Silicon Valley

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May 25, 2016

In Focus:

AHCA Report Highlights Nursing Center Funding Gap

Roundup:

Draft Arkansas Works Plan, Waiver Renewal Posted for Comment
Georgia Extends Federal Settlement Agreement to Move Individuals with I/DD Out of State Hospitals
Kansas Budget to Cut Medicaid Reimbursements by 4 Percent
Kentucky Expands Efforts to Enroll Ex-Inmates in Medicaid
Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion Proposal Stalls

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May 18, 2016

In Focus:

New Medicaid Managed Care Regulations

Roundup:

California MCO Tax Approved by CMS
Kansas to Hold Public Meetings on MCO Contract Renewals
Kansas, Louisiana Consider Medicaid Cuts
New York DSRIP Spending Slow to Begin
Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion Proposal Gains Momentum
Virginia Holds Pre-Proposal Conference for MLTSS RFP

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May 11, 2016

In Focus:

Rhode Island Launches Duals Demonstration

Roundup:

Alabama Delays Medicaid Reform Plan Due to Lack of Funding
Arizona Restores CHIP Program
California Reverses Course on Passive Enrollment for Duals
Pennsylvania Announces MLTSS RFP Bidders
CMS Tightens Exchange Special Enrollment Periods, Simplifies Rules for CO-OPs

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May 4, 2006

In Focus:

Missouri Statewide MCO Expansion, Virginia MLTSS RFPs Reviewed

Roundup:

Rhode Island Launches Dual Eligible Demo
Maryland, New York Seek Medicaid Enrollment for Inmates Leaving Prison
Oklahoma Health Care Authority Approves Behavioral Health Cuts
South Dakota Accused of Unnecessarily Institutionalizing Individuals with Disabilities
Texas Receives Approval for 1115 Waiver Extension
Colorado Universal Coverage Ballot Measure Slated for November
HHS Urges States to Enroll Inmates in Medicaid Prior to Their Release

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