States with at least 90 percent of beneficiaries in managed care, like Florida, say there’s no point in spending the time to conduct the assessment of its Medicaid population. “We have a tiny fee-for-service population,” said Justin Senior, deputy secretary of the Division of Medicaid in Florida at the 2016 Medicaid Health Plans of America last week, according to Modern Healthcare. “We’re having to do as much work under the access rule as we are to comply with the managed Medicaid rule. It doesn’t make any sense.” News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Nevada and Utah.

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States Say Medicaid Provider Access Rule Is Ineffective And Burdensome
Last year, the CMS finalized a rule requiring states to assess how easy it it is for fee-for-service Medicaid beneficiaries to receive primary care and pre-and post-natal obstetric services and see specialists and behavioral health experts, among other services. The CMS felt …
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Some States Complain Medicaid Rule To Assess Enrollees’ Access To Care Is Too Burdensome