Expansions, Waivers, Drug Pricing Will Dominate Medicaid Discussions In 2016

Medicaid expansion, Medicaid 1115 and ACA 1332 waivers, drug pricing, the Medicaid managed care regulation, and efforts to continue CHIP funding will be hot topics in the state health policy world in 2016. Cindy Mann, formerly CMS' Medicaid chief, said state Medicaid expansion activity is likely to continue even though it is an election year. She also expects “heated interest” in combining Medicaid 1115 and Affordable Care Act 1332 waivers, and noted an outpatient drug regulation is expected out that...

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