• 05.03.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, May 3, 2016

    CMS encourages access to Medicaid for eligible inmates transitioning to their communities, while New York seeks to extend Medicaid coverage to eligible inmates in the days prior to release; Pennsylvania seeks to shift $6 billion towards value-based payments in new MCO contracts; and HealthCare.gov ...

  • 04.28.16

    Manatt on Medicaid: Monthly Expansion Recap, April 2016

    Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed an appropriation bill funding "Arkansas Works," the re-named State's Medicaid expansion, concluding a two-week-long negotiation that ended in a procedural maneuver to preserve the program's funding after the original appropriations bill failed to ...

  • 04.26.16

    How to Prepare for "Phase Two" HIPAA Compliance Audits: Tips on Getting Ready for Scrutiny

    There are a few different steps that organizations can and should be taking to prepare for a possible audit. The first is that there should be an internal gap analysis conducted of the organization's HIPAA compliance program. The analysis should include comparing the organization's existing ...

  • 04.26.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, April 26, 2016

    CMS's sweeping final rule aligns Medicaid and CHIP managed care with QHP and Medicare Advantage regulations; New York's DSRIP is enabling change in the State's Medicaid delivery system; and Medicaid expansion reduces non-medical debt in low-income areas.

  • 04.19.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, April 19, 2016

    Funding for Arkansas' Medicaid expansion hangs in limbo; Tennessee's House Speaker appoints Medicaid reform task force in light of public groundswell; and CMS delays requirement for State-based SHOP online enrollment.

  • 04.12.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, April 12, 2016

    California's Marketplace revises its QHP contract to improve care quality and value, and announces its support for a 1332 waiver to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase Marketplace plans; Wisconsin proposes transitioning LTSS to integrated health agencies; and CMS provides strategies for ...

  • 04.05.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, April 5, 2016

    Oklahoma proposes Medicaid coverage for 175,000 currently uninsured; a report finds State-based Marketplaces boost Medicaid enrollment growth rates; and CMS issues a final rule on mental health parity in Medicaid and CHIP.

  • 03.31.16

    Manatt on Medicaid: Monthly Expansion Recap, March 2016

    A Superior Court judge dismissed the Legislature's lawsuit against Governor Bill Walker's (I) Medicaid expansion, which was implemented via executive order last summer.

  • 03.29.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, March 29, 2016

    Rhode Island's Medicaid reforms will save the State $75 million this year; HHS finds that Medicaid expansion improves behavioral healthcare; and California's Marketplace may exclude poor performing hospitals from its QHP networks in the future.

  • 03.24.16

    Manatt on Medicaid: CMS Approves Alabama's Delivery System Reform Waiver

    On February 9, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Alabama's request for a waiver under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act.



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