Author: Eliott Konsin

CMS Section 1135 Waivers Medicaid Syrtis Solutions

30 Mar SECTION 1135 WAIVERS AID STATES AMID COVID-19

After COVID-19 was declared a national emergency on March 13th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was able to waive stipulations in federally funded programs to help States respond to the pandemic. To date, CMS has approved Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers for 23...

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Michigan Medicaid Rx Carve Out Preferred Drug List Syrtis Solutions

11 Mar MICHIGAN MOVES AWAY FROM RX CARVE-OUT

From Carve-Out to Single PDL Back in September, Michigan proposed policy 1936-Pharmacy to carve-out the State’s Managed Medicaid outpatient pharmacy drug coverage and transition to a Fee-for-Service (FFS) model. However, plans to carve-out pharmacy benefits have recently been updated. After considering the policy, the State has...

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Monthly Medicaid News Recap Syrtis Solutions

09 Mar FEBRUARY MEDICAID NEWS RECAP

Syrtis Solution's February 2020 Medicaid News Recap: A roundup of Medicaid news, legislation, and industry developments relating to Medicaid integrity, cost avoidance, improper payments, fraud, waste, and abuse. Minnesota's Medicaid program made up to $29 million in improper payments for duplicate accounts   StarTribune, February 25The state agency...

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Medicaid Prescription Drug Cost Managed Care Syrtis Solutions

27 Jan MEDICAID MANAGED CARE Rx BENEFITS HELP STATES

Medicaid prescription drug spending has been on the rise and some states have opted to carve out prescription drug benefits and transition to a Fee-For-Service (FFS) model. In theory, this delivery system helps states assert their purchasing power to reduce costs and improve oversight. However,...

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