The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) Conference gathered executives and government employees in the bustling city of Washington D.C to discuss Medicaid program initiatives in America. The conference offered a variety of Medicaid workshops while highlighting key advancements in healthcare technology.
In case you weren’t able to attend, check out our NAMD recap of key takeaways:
This year’s Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) National Conference kicked off day 2 with interactive sessions led by Keynote Speaker Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services‘ (CMS) Administrator, and Dr. Jack Lewin, National Coalition on Health Care‘s Chairman.
On October 10, 2018, Senate came to a decision on whether to move forward with a Democratic resolution to overturn a recent final rule on short term insurance. One day earlier, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) ignited a measure to reverse a recently approved decision on short-term health plans with a discharge petition, forcing a vote on resolution. Despite receiving support, from 49 Democratic Senators and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the petition fell one vote short of being escalated to the Senate floor. As result, the measure of reversing new regulations that allow insurers to sell health plans outside the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has come to a halt.