Medicaid Advisory Committee Appointment
Earlier this week, NMHCA Executive Director, Jason Espinoza, was appointed as a member of the New Mexico Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC). The MAC advises the state's Medicaid Director and the NM Human Services Department Secretary regarding Medicaid policy development and program administration.
Payment & Managed Care Committee
The Payment & Managed Care Committee met yesterday to begin developing a written policy agenda and detailed policy positions that will guide the association's work in that arena. The committee will be working on positions related to payment models, system improvements, maximization of federal funds, and value-based purchasing. If you are interested in working with this committee, please contact Jason.
ICF/IID Task Force Members Meet with HSD
Yesterday, several members of the ICF/IID Task Force and the NMHCA Executive Director met with the New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary, Brent Earnest, to discuss the value ICF/IIDs provide to the community as well as several regulatory obstacles that facilities encounter. The group also gave their appreciation to the Secretary for providing a 3% increase for ICF/IIDs effective July 1st.