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Medicaid Reform Advisory Group

Governor Parnell has announced the creation of a Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to study and create a proposal for meaningful reforms to the state’s Medicaid program. 

The Medicaid Reform Advisory Group would be comprised of one member of the House of Representatives, one member of the State Senate, and three additional appointees, including the chairman, named by the governor. The Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner will be a nonvoting member and will provide support staff. The panel’s final report must be submitted to the Legislature for approval no later than November 15, 2014 and be ready for inclusion into the Governor’s FY16 budget proposal. 
The advisory panel is charged with meeting three key reform mandates:
  1. Stability and predictability in budgeting,
  2. Increasing the ease and efficiency of navigating the system by providers, and
  3. Providing whole care for the patient by uniting physical and behavioral health treatment. 

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