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2017 August

17 August, Thursday

  • Oklahoma SoonerCare - Amendment Request
    On August 2, 2017, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority submitted an amendment to their section 1115 demonstration, "SoonerCare." The state is requesting expenditure authority for payments made to four-year public universities in order to provide the universities funding for students enrolled in academic programs that license healthcare workers. The federal comment period will be open from August 17, 2017 through September 16, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments OK - Oklahoma Oklahoma SoonerCare
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  • MaineCare
    Maine is requesting to implement work requirements as a condition of eligibility, monthly premiums for specific populations, and requiring co-pays for certain procedures that qualify as non-emergency usage of emergency rooms. In addition, Maine proposes to use asset tests in eligibility determinations and applying a transfer penalty to Medicaid-compliant annuities. Finally, Maine proposes to terminate the hospital presumptive eligibility policy option and providing initial non-long-term retroactive eligibility. The federal public comment period will be open from August 17, 2017 through September 16, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments ME - Maine MaineCare
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11 August, Friday

  • KanCare 2017 Extension
    Kansas requests a one year extension to its KanCare demonstration with no changes. KanCare provides statewide managed care to the majority of Medicaid state plan populations for physical, behavioral, and long term care services. KanCare operates concurrently with the state's section 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers and together provides the authority necessary to require enrollment of almost all Medicaid beneficiaries (including the aged, disabled, and some dual eligibles) into a managed care delivery system to receive state plan and HCBS waiver services. KanCare also includes a safety net care pool to support certain hospitals that incur uncompensated care costs for Medicaid beneficiaries and the uninsured, and to provide incentives to hospitals for programs to enhance access to health care and improve the quality of care. The federal public comment period will be open from August 11, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments KS - Kansas Kansas KanCAre
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8 August, Tuesday

  • Minnesota Reform 2020 - 2017 Renewal
    Minnesota requests to renew its approved Minnesota Reform 2020 Section 1115 demonstration for a five-year period with a statewide implementation to continue this demonstration through June 30, 2021. Minnesota's reform initiative has three components to support this initiative (1) to promote independence, (2) increase community integration and (3) reduce reliance on institutional care for older adults and people with disabilities. The federal public comment period will be open from August 8, 2017 to September 7, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments MN - Minnesota Minnesota Reform 2020
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7 August, Monday

  • Iowa Wellness Plan - Amendment
    Iowa requests an amendment to the Iowa Wellness Plan 1115 Demonstration. The amendment proposes eliminating the three-month period of retroactive eligibility for all Medicaid beneficiaries effective for new applications or new add-on requests. This amendment will impact all Iowa Medicaid enrollees currently eligible for retroactive eligibility. The state will continue to operate its presumptive eligibility program to provide Medicaid for a limited time while the formal Medicaid eligibility determination is being made. Beneficiaries will continue to receive coverage effective with the first day of the month in which their Medicaid application was filed, or as otherwise allowed by the state plan. For beneficiaries submitting a renewal, Iowa will continue to provide a 90-day reconsideration period. The federal comment period will be open from August 8, 2017 through September 7, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments IA - Iowa Iowa Wellness Plan
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2017 July

25 July, Tuesday

  • The Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 - Amendment
    On May 25, 2017, Indiana submitted an amendment to the section 1115 demonstration, Health Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0. The application requests, along with other technical revisions, to (1) require beneficiaries to participate in Gateway to Work, the HIP job training and employment services program, (2) change the monthly premium contributions from two percent of a beneficiary's income to income tiers that are about two percent of income, (3) phasing out the HIP Employer Link employer sponsored insurance program. On July 20, 2017, the state submitted a slightly revised amendment that addresses public comments received. The federal comment period opened on July 25, 2017 and closes on August 24, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments IN - Indiana The Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0
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24 July, Monday

  • Wisconsin Badger Care Reform
    Wisconsin's BadgerCare Reform demonstration covers childless adults between ages 19 and 64 years old and the Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA) eligibility group. The demonstration allows the state to provide state plan benefits beyond family planning services and tuberculosis-related services to childless adults with household incomes up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). All changes requested in this application apply to the childless adult population only, unless otherwise indicated; there are no changes proposed for the TMA group. Changes for childless adults include: monthly premiums for beneficiaries above 50 percent of the FPL, healthy behavior incentives, copays for emergency department utilization, time limits on eligibility, employment and training requirements, substance abuse identification and treatment requirements, and expansion of substance use disorder services. The federal public comment period will be open from June 15, 2017 to July 15, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments WI - Wisconsin Wisconsin Badger Care Reform
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  • MA 1115 June 2017 Amendment Application
    Massachusetts is requesting an amendment to its existing demonstration to make three separate changes to the program. These include the authority to discontinue the assurance of providing non-emergency medical transportation for individuals enrolled in MassHealth' CarePlus program except for transportation to SUD services, discontinuing provisional eligibility for certain adult applicants, and to continue coverage for former foster care youth through the demonstration. The federal comment period will be open from July 24, 2017 through August 24, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments MA - Massachusetts MassHealth
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12 July, Wednesday

11 July, Tuesday

  • Arkansas Works Amendment
    Arkansas requests to amend their demonstration to limit income eligibility to less than or equal to 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and initiate work requirements as a condition of eligibility. The state is also requesting elimination of the employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) premium assistance program and will no longer provide retroactive eligibility for the new adult group. The federal public comment period will be open from July 11, 2017 to August 10, 2017.
    Location: Group Home Public Comments AR - Arkansas Arkansas Works
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