NAMD Floats Medicaid Managed Care Reforms, Urges Shift Away From Waivers

July 24, 2014
The National Association of Medicaid Directors sent CMS initial recommendations for revamping Medicaid managed care regulations after hearing informally that the agency hopes to update rules that have been in place since the 1990s, with a key proposal that CMS move away from requiring waivers for any changes states make to Medicaid managed care programs. The Medicaid directors also made a strong pitch to play an active role as CMS crafts regulatory updates. “The current regulations offer a rigid and...

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