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Oregon: Request for Amended Waiver

Mar 2012

Oregon has submitted a waiver amendment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval to implement the Coordinated Care Organization (CCOs) program.


An Unwelcome Surprise: How New Yorkers Are Getting Stuck with Unexpected Medical Bills from Out-of-Network Providers

Mar 2012

This report contains the initial results of the New York Department of Financial Services investigation of surprise medical bills


Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program Progress Report Submitted to Legislature

Mar 2012

This report reviews Minnesota's Statewide Health Improvement Program's (SHIP) first two years that ended June 30, 2011.


California RFP to Assist Staff During the Design, Development and Implementation of the CalHEERs

Mar 2012

The California Health Benefit Exchange released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide Project Management and Technical Support
Consulting Services to assist state project staff during the Design, Development and Implementation (DDI) of the California Healthcare
Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention System (CalHEERS).


CO Health Benefit Exchange: 2011 Progress Report to the Colorado Governor and General Assembly

Mar 2012

The Colorado Health Benefit Exchange (COHBE) submitted a Progress Report to the General Assembly and Governor in January 2012.


Oregon: CCO Legislation Signed into Law

Mar 2012

Oregon Governor,  John Kitzhaber, signed into law a bill (S.B. 1580)  implementing coordinated care organizations (CCOs) that are intended to oversee the integration of physical, dental, and mental health services for more than 600,000 Medicaid members.


Maine: Supplemental Budget Includes Some Cuts to Medicaid

Mar 2012

Maine's Governor, Paul LePage, has signed into law a compromise supplemental budget (L.D. 1816) that freezes new Medicaid enrollment for childless adults and phases in cutbacks on low-income parents.


Minnesota: Public Outreach RFP

Mar 2012

The Minnesota Department of Commerce is requesting proposals for contracting with a vendor or vendors to develop market research, branding and public relations for a Health Insurance Exchange. Work is proposed to start April 2012.


Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force- Workforce Work Group Request for Comments

Mar 2012

Minnesota's Health Care Reform Task Force Workforce Work Group is seeking input about potential strategies for addressing workforce issues in health care sectors, including primary care, dental health, long-term care, mental health and substance abuse.


Annual Report: Colorado 2011 Health Insurance Costs

Feb 2012

The Colorado Division of Insurance's annual report to the legislature on the cost of insurance for Coloradans reports that eighty-one percent of the health insurance premiums collected in 2010 by Colorado carriers went directly to the cost of providing health care services, up from just under 77 percent in 2009.

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