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MACPAC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Medicaid, CHIP Policy

On March 14, 2014, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) recommended that Congress take steps to promote continuity in Medicaid coverage, such as by providing states with an option for 12-month continuous eligibility for adults and extending the current transitional medical assistance program. Among other things, the report also discusses at length … Continue Reading

MACPAC Report Addresses Medicaid and CHIP Policies

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has released its June 2013 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP, covering issues such as Medicaid and CHIP eligibility, coverage for maternity services, increased Medicaid payment for primary care physicians services, access to care for persons with disabilities, Medicaid and CHIP data for use … Continue Reading

MACPAC 2013 Report to Congress on Medicaid/CHIP

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has released its “March 2013 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP,” including both policy recommendations and data updates. The policy recommendations address implementation of ACA provisions designed to expand health insurance coverage. First, MACPAC recommends that Congress create a statutory option for states to … Continue Reading

MACPAC Meeting on Medicaid Policy Issues (Nov. 15)

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) is meeting November 15, 2012 to discuss a variety of Medicaid policy issues, including:  health care delivery system issues for Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities; Medicaid primary care physician payments; Medicaid/CHIP Exchange interactions; the Medicaid/Medicare dually eligible population; and state Medicaid payment policies for Medicare cost sharing.… Continue Reading

MACPAC Report to Congress on Medicaid, CHIP Policy

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has issued its 2012 “Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP,” which provides Congress with data and recommendations regarding quality of care, costs, and quality in the Medicaid and CHIP program. MACPAC specifically recommends that the Secretary and the states accelerate development of program innovations … Continue Reading

MACPAC Report on Medicaid Managed Care

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has released its June 2011 “Report to the Congress: The Evolution of Managed Care in Medicaid.”  The report describes what is known about the current use of managed care in Medicaid, including information on the populations enrolled; Medicaid managed care plan arrangements; payment policy; access and … Continue Reading

CMS Proposed Rule on Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

On May 6, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule to create a standardized, transparent process for states to follow when they set Medicaid payment rates. Under the Social Security Act, state plans must ensure that payment rates for Medicaid services “are consistent with efficiency, economy, and quality of care … Continue Reading

First MACPAC Report To Congress on Medicaid Issues

On March 15, 2011, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its first Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. The report: provides an overview on the Medicaid and CHIP programs, their roles in the U.S. health care system, and the key policy and data issues to be addressed; describes the analytic framework … Continue Reading
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