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Florida insurance board hears recommendations for consumer protection-related legislation

| Sep 15, 2022 | Florida

The Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board (FHIAB), which provides counsel to the Office of Insurance Regulation, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the legislature, and other entities, heard 8 legislative recommendations centered around increasing policyholder protections at a meeting on Thursday.     Louisa McQueeney, Communications Director for Florida Voices...[ Read More ]

Maryland seeks Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation contractor

| Sep 13, 2022 | Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a request for proposals (RFP) this month for a non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) contractor for the state’s Medicaid population. MDH intends to award a single contract award for a maximum period of 7 years.     The contract will fulfill requirements under the...[ Read More ]

What They’re Watching: Joe DeMattos, Health Facilities Association of Maryland

| Sep 13, 2022 | Maryland

As President of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland, Joe DeMattos is focused on improving care integration for the state’s long-term care settings, including skilled nursing, assisted living programs, and continuing care retirement communities. At our 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference, DeMattos said Maryland already has relatively...[ Read More ]

Florida receives $14 million federal grant for health insurance navigators

| Sep 9, 2022 | Florida

Florida received $14 million last week in federal grant funding to assist health insurance navigator programs in the state. As open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is set to begin November 1st, navigators are preparing to deliver information and services to those who need to apply for or change...[ Read More ]

MDH releases RFP for Medicaid dental benefits administrator

| Sep 8, 2022 | Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) announced a request for proposals (RFP) Tuesday for a contractor to administer dental benefits to eligible Maryland Medicaid beneficiaries. MDH plans to grant a single award through the RFP.     The search for a Dental Benefits Administrator (DBA) or Dental Administrative Services Organization...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Legal Aid Society of Hawaii’s Connie Liu on increasing health insurance navigation services

| Sep 7, 2022 | Hawaii

Connie Liu is the Community Engagement Managing Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, one of Hawaii’s oldest nonprofit civil law firms. With 11 offices statewide, the Legal Aid Society provides comprehensive services including legal aid, financial assistance, and health insurance navigation. The Legal Aid Society was recently awarded...[ Read More ]