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Reducing Medicaid Payment Errors

As part of a larger, federal government-wide congressionally mandated initiative to reduce inappropriate payments, CMS has published its final rule on Medicaid / SCHIP payment error rate measurement. As expected, it represents a significant expansion of federal oversight of day-to-day state Medicaid operations and of the lives of Medicaid providers and Medicaid managed care organizations. Medicaid Payment Error Rate Measurement: The...

Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans: Growth of MA-SNPs and New Guidance on Integrating Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (MA-SNPs) are a fast growing innovation in the marketplace. A new Medicare managed care option created under the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), MA-SNPs are able to tailor plan designs and delivery to serve the needs of dual eligibles, beneficiaries in nursing homes or at risk of institutionalization, and beneficiaries with chronic, severe conditions. For CY...

Medicaid Transformation Grants to Help States Modernize Medicaid Programs

In the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA), Congress authorized the new $150 million Medicaid Transformation Grant Program to help states design and implement reforms to increase quality and efficiency of Medicaid. This is a unique opportunity to help states restructure and modernize Medicaid, save taxpayer dollars, and improve services. But states must act fast to take advantage. State Medicaid agencies may...

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