HMA Weekly Roundup

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Every Wednesday, HMA publishes the Weekly Roundup, an information-packed resource that will keep you updated on industry news, trends in state health policy throughout the nation, and more.

 

  • 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

    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

  • This week, our In Focus, written by HMA Principal Jen Burnett in collaboration with the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD), summarizes key considerations and policy decisions that states should consider as they work to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) systems in accordance with the mandate included in the 21st Century Cures Act. The full paper, which is titled Electronic Visit Verification: Implications for States, Providers, and Medicaid Participants is available by clicking here.

    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

  • This week, our In Focus is the second in a series written by HMA Medicaid Market Solutions (MMS). MMS works with states to design and implement Section 1115 Demonstration Waivers that support individual state goals for member engagement and personal responsibility while complying with new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance.

    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