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CMS Unveils New Medicaid Managed Care Regulation

For the first time in more than 20 years, the federal government is introducing major changes in how it regulates Medicaid managed care.

cmsThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services describes the 1425-page rule as aligning Medicaid managed care with other health insurance programs, updating how states purchase managed care services, and improving beneficiaries’ experience with Medicaid managed care.

To learn more about what CMS has proposed, go here to see the rule itself.

Go here to see CMS’s news release accompanying the new regulation.

Go here to (under the link “final rule”) to find nine fact sheets summarizing key aspects of the new regulation.

And go here for a commentary on the new rule and the context in which it was released by CMS acting administrator Andy Slavitt.

NAUH has prepared a detailed memo describing the new rule and some of its implications for private urban safety-net hospitals. Representatives of such hospitals may request a copy of this memo by using the “contact us” link in the upper right-hand portion of this screen.

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