CMS Will Tweak, Not Overhaul, Medicaid Managed Care


By Virgil Dickson
Modern Healthcare, Nov. 8, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed regulation that gives states more flexibility in running their Medicaid programs. The proposed rule would give states new room to set rates for their managed care plans and ensure that insurance companies have adequate provider networks. CMS worked with Medicaid directors to develop the proposal. “Today’s action fulfills one of my earliest commitments to reset and restore the federal-state relationship, while at the same time modernizing the program to deliver better outcomes for the people we serve,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. Read More…