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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 ]

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 ]

Florida and Maryland Healthy Start coalitions receive $1.5 million from HHS for infant health equity programs

| Sep 1, 2022 | Florida, Maryland

Healthy Start coalitions and other children’s health programs across 7 states received new grant funding from the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Monday to improve infant health disparities.      The funding comes from the Catalyst for Infant Health Equity Program Fiscal Year 2022 Awards, administered...[ Read More ]

Maryland Department of Health releases human monkeypox data dashboard

| Aug 30, 2022 | Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Friday released a human monkeypox data dashboard containing demographics on human monkeypox case counts and vaccination numbers in the state. “This tool will further help health care providers deliver the care that is needed to Marylanders affected by human monkeypox,” said MDH Secretary Dennis...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Workforce recommendations, Q&A w/ Sen. Mary Washington, Abortion Care Access Act

| Aug 24, 2022 | Maryland

I want to give a big shout out to Nicole Pasia, who leads State of Reform's reporting in Maryland, for her help in preparing this newsletter each month! This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features several stories that are a direct result of the in-depth reporting and conversations she's...[ Read More ]