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Washington aims to provide health coverage for foster care youths from other states through Medicaid waiver amendment

| May 4, 2023 | Washington

Washington health officials have applied for a Medicaid waiver amendment that would provide health coverage for former foster care youth from other states.     The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) hosted a webinar to discuss how the amendment would help youths on Thursday. Amy Dobbins, Apple Health (the...[ Read More ]

MPCA requests increased Medicaid reimbursement rates for Michigan health centers

| May 1, 2023 | Michigan

Costs to operate Michigan health centers have increased steadily over the past several years, and have outpaced Medicaid reimbursement rate increases. But the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has proposed a plan to fund the gap between the actual cost of Medicaid services and reimbursement rates.     Expenses to...[ Read More ]

AHCCCS requests 1115 waiver amendment for automatic Medicaid renewal for former foster youth

| Apr 19, 2023 | Arizona

On March 28th, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) submitted a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. Within the letter was an application for Arizona’s Former Foster Youth Annual Automatic Renewal demonstration waiver proposal, which is part of AHCCCS’s effort to reform and modernize Medicaid. The demonstration would...[ Read More ]

Colorado Medicaid focuses on community experiences to improve maternal health equity as reports reveal pandemic impacts on births

| Apr 19, 2023 | Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) held a webinar on Wednesday presenting maternal health data impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinar presented the state’s roadmap for maternal health equity through a series of scheduled stakeholder sessions this year, coordinating with the Maternity Advisory Committee (MAC)...[ Read More ]

Independent Living Systems advocating for comprehensive services for Floridians with developmental disabilities

| Apr 18, 2023 | Florida

Independent Living Systems (ILS) is focused on advocating for legislation that can improve comprehensive services for Floridians with developmental disabilities during the current session.     ILS offers clinical and third-party administrative services to managed care organizations and providers that serve high-cost, complex member populations in the Medicare, Medicaid, and...[ Read More ]

AHCA releases invitation to negotiate for Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program

| Apr 12, 2023 | Florida

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) released an invitation to negotiate for the upcoming new Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program (SMMC) contract on Tuesday. Most Medicaid recipients in Florida are enrolled in the SMMC, which covers 4.4 million individuals, and consists of: Managed Medical Assistance (MMA), which provides...[ Read More ]