Press Releases
March 14, 2014
  • MEDICAID AND CHIP PAYMENT AND ACCESS COMMISSION (MACPAC) RELEASES MARCH 2014 REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON MEDICAID AND CHIP
    • Washington, DC, March 14, 2014 — Today the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its March 2014 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. The Congressional advisory panel, charged with analyzing Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), called on Congress to take additional steps to ensure that low-income Americans have a steady source of health care coverage, and smooth transitions between sources of coverage as income and family circumstances change.  
June 14, 2013
  • MEDICAID AND CHIP PAYMENT AND ACCESS COMMISSION (MACPAC) RELEASES JUNE 2013 REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON MEDICAID AND CHIP
    • Washington, DC, June 14, 2013 – Examining key policy issues facing Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) today released its June 2013 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. The report examines Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and coverage for maternity services, the newly implemented increase in Medicaid physician payment for primary care services, access to care for persons with disabilities, the availability of data on Medicaid and CHIP that can be used for oversight and program monitoring, and ways to improve the effectiveness of program integrity efforts. 
    March 15, 2013
    • MEDICAID AND CHIP PAYMENT AND ACCESS COMMISSION (MACPAC) RELEASES MARCH 2013 REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON MEDICAID AND CHIP
      • Washington, DC, March 15, 2013 — Today the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its March 2013 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP.  At a time when the federal government and states are working to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) while improving Medicaid and CHIP for the people already enrolled, the Commission makes two recommendations to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP eligibility policy and provides new information based on the Commission’s analyses of issues affecting persons who are dually eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. 
    • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      • Summary of MACPAC’s March 2013 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP 
    February 21, 2013
    • MACPAC NAMES SCHWARTZ AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
      • The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has named Anne L. Schwartz, Ph.D. as its new executive director.   Dr. Schwartz joined MACPAC as deputy director for policy and analysis in October and has served as acting executive director for the past four months.   She comes to MACPAC from the journal Health Affairs where she served as deputy editor.
      June 15, 2012
      • MEDICAID AND CHIP PAYMENT AND ACCESS COMMISSION (MACPAC) RELEASES JUNE 2012 REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON MEDICAID AND CHIP
        • Press Release: Today the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its June 2012 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. Medicaid is among the nation’s largest purchasers of health care, spending $432 billion in fiscal year 2011 to meet the health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs of an estimated 70 million enrollees. In the same year, CHIP expenditures were nearly $12 billion on behalf of more than 8 million children. Advancing the Commission’s analytic work on Medicaid and CHIP in the context of the overall health care system, this Report highlights the role of Medicaid and CHIP as purchasers of health care services and highlights the importance of access measures as a tool for monitoring and improving program performance for program beneficiaries.
      • FACT SHEET
        • Summary of MACPAC’s June 2012 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP

      March 15, 2012
      • MEDICAID AND CHIP PAYMENT AND ACCESS COMMISSION (MACPAC) RELEASES MARCH 2012 REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON MEDICAID AND CHIP
        • Building upon the Commission’s analytic work in 2011, the March 2012 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP presents data and analysis that advance several areas of high priority to the Congress, including Medicaid and persons with disabilities, access to care for children, Medicaid and CHIP financing, and program integrity. The Commission makes recommendations in this Report in two key areas: to advance innovative approaches to improving care, controlling costs, and updating quality measurement for the 9.1 million persons under age 65 qualifying for Medicaid on the basis of a disability; and to improve federal and state program integrity efforts in the Medicaid program.
      • FACT SHEET
        • Summary of MACPAC’s March 2012 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP

      June 15, 2011
      • MEDICAID AND CHIP PAYMENT AND ACCESS COMMISSION (MACPAC) RELEASES JUNE 2011 REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON THE EVOLUTION OF MANAGED CARE IN MEDICAID
        • Press Release: The Commission’s June 2011 Report to the Congress is comprised of two major sections. The first section describes what is known about the use of managed care in Medicaid today and includes information on the populations enrolled; Medicaid managed care plan arrangements; payment policy; access and quality; and program accountability, integrity, and data. The second section, MACStats—the Medicaid and CHIP program statistics supplement in the gray-banded portion of the Report—features national and state-level information on Medicaid enrollees, spending, and the use of managed care.
      • FACT SHEET
        • Summary of MACPAC’s June 2011 Report to the Congress: The Evolution of Managed Care in Medicaid

      March 15, 2011

      • FACT SHEET
        • MACPAC’s Inaugural Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP