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MACPAC Releases June 2024 Report to Congress

Congressional advisory panel proposes ways to improve transparency of financing in Medicaid and CHIP, and gives recommendations to states that address integrated care for people who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its June 2024 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP today, with recommendations to Congress ... [Read More]

Post • June 11, 2024

MACPAC Releases March 2024 Report to Congress

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its March 2024 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP today, with recommendations on how state Medicaid agencies can improve beneficiary engagement on Medical Care Advisory Committees (MCACs) and actions the federal government can take to aid states in doing so. In addition, the report contains recommendations on increasing the transparency of the denials and appeals process in Medicaid managed care, and examines payment policy for the nation’s safety net hospitals.... [Read More]

Post • March 15, 2024

MACPAC Releases 2023 Edition of MACStats: Medicaid and CHIP Data Book

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) today released the 2023 edition of the MACStats: Medicaid and CHIP Data Book, with updated data on national and state Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment, spending, benefits, and beneficiaries’ health, service use, and access to care. As of July 2023, 91.5 million people were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.... [Read More]

Post • December 15, 2023

MACPAC Releases June 2023 Report to Congress

MACPAC released its June 2023 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP today, with recommendations on modifying payment policy for safety net hospitals. In addition, the report contains insights on integrating care for people who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, improving access to Medicaid coverage for adults leaving incarceration, and identifying barriers to Medicaid home- and community-based services.... [Read More]

Post • June 15, 2023

MACPAC Releases March 2023 Report to Congress

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its March 2023 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP today, recommending a series of measures aimed at improving the collection of race and ethnicity data, increasing transparency in nursing facility payment data, and giving states greater flexibility in following Medicare drug coverage decisions. It also includes MACPAC’s annual, statutorily required report examining payment policy for safety net hospitals.... [Read More]

Post • March 15, 2023

MACPAC Releases 2022 Edition of MACStats: Medicaid and CHIP Data Book

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) today released the 2022 edition of the MACStats: Medicaid and CHIP Data Book, with updated data on national and state Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment, spending, benefits, and beneficiaries’ health, service use, and access to care. As of July 2022, almost 90 million people were enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP.... [Read More]

Post • December 14, 2022

MACPAC Releases June 2022 Report to Congress

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission released its June 2022 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP  today, recommending a series of measures that Congress could take to create a better system for monitoring access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries, improve the oversight and transparency of managed care directed payments, increase access to vaccines for adults enrolled in Medicaid, encourage the uptake of health information technology (IT) in behavioral health, and better integrate care for people who are eligible for both the Medicaid and Medicare programs. In addition, the Commission offers policy levers that states and the federal government can use to promote equity in Medicaid.... [Read More]

Post • June 14, 2022

MACPAC Names Kate Massey as Executive Director

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) has named Kate Massey, a seasoned health care executive with more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, as its new executive director.... [Read More]

Post • April 29, 2022

MACPAC Releases March 2022 Report to Congress

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its March 2022 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP  today, examining issues of specific interest to Congress that address: transitioning Medicaid beneficiaries out of institutions and back into the community under the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program; improving vaccination rates and access for adults enrolled in Medicaid; and assessing hospital payment policy for the nation’s safety net hospitals.... [Read More]

Post • March 14, 2022

MACPAC Releases 2021 Edition of MACStats: Medicaid and CHIP Data Book

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) today released the 2021 edition of the MACStats: Medicaid and CHIP Data Book, with updated data on national and state Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment, spending, benefits, and beneficiaries’ health, service use, and access to care. From July 2020 to May 2021, enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP increased by about 8.9 percent, driven in large part by the economic downturn created by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as federal requirements that states not disenroll individuals during the COVID-19 public health emergency.... [Read More]

Post • December 15, 2021