Tag: CMS

Health Center State Policy

States Work to Stabilize Health Insurance Marketplaces

By Erin Sheehan and Kersten Burns Lausch As states continue to see rising premiums and fleeing insurers in their individual insurance marketplaces, a number are looking to the new Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver option to make reforms and increase stability in the marketplaces. What is a 1332 Waiver? Created by Section 1332 of the …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Health Center State Policy

CMS, HHS Send Letter to Governors on Medicaid

Just after her Senate confirmation as Administrator of the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma joined HHS Secretary Tom Price in a letter to governors on their commitment to work together to improve the Medicaid program.   The letter states that the federal framework for Medicaid has not “kept pace with emerging evidence around the …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Health Center State Policy

The New Medicaid Landscape: How the Administration May Increase Flexibility for States

While it is unclear what changes Congress may make to the Medicaid program, even without further Congressional action, changes are coming to Medicaid.  The recent Senate confirmations of Health and Human Services Representative Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services …

Health Care News, Health Center Regulatory Issues

CMS Issues Proposed Rule on “Market Stabilization” for the ACA Marketplaces

On February 15, 2017, CMS issued its proposed rule on “market stabilization” in the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces.  This proposed rule is one of the first issued by the Trump Administration.  Below you will find a summary of the major provisions of the proposed rule and can read NACHC’s comments on the proposed rule here.  We …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

CMS to Hold Regional Stakeholder Engagement Teleconferences on Exchanges and Expanded Insurance Options

By Susan Sumrell CMS has asked that we share the following information with you all on its upcoming Regional Stakeholder Engagement Teleconferences on Health Insurance Marketplace and Expanded Insurance Options.  Please click the invitation below to find your state’s teleconference date and time. CMS Invite Regional Stakeholder Engagement Teleconferences    

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

CMS Holds FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration Call

By Lindsay Mehalik and Susan Sumrell On June 22, 2011, CMS hosted a conference call for those centers invited to participate in the FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration to go over the details and answer any questions. The demo is scheduled to begin in early September 2011. Applications are due to CMS no later …