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Illinois Chicago Chapter of NAPNAP

Medicaid Issues Work Group

Posted over 8 years ago by Emily Petersen

 

 

 

 

Dear Chapter Legislative Chairs and interested parties,

The Health Policy Committee is looking for members who are interested in participating in a work group specifically targeting issues with Medicaid. Thus far, goals for this work group include:

  • Identify the issues that members are having in states with Medicaid.

  • Create teaching materials to make available to all NAPNAP members to be sure everyone understands how to be credentialed with Medicaid and receive adequate reimbursement.

Why is this important right now? As you likely know, the government is cutting budgets for everything. Medicaid is no exception. Medicaid dollars are being stretched which gives PNPs a great opportunity to become PCPs on commercial Medicaid plans. This is going to take education of legislators at both the national and state levels as well as commercial Medicaid reps.

We seek a group of about 10 members to begin this work. If you are interested in being a part of this work group, please send your contact info to healthpolicy@napnap.org. Also, if you have further question, please send those to healthpolicy@napnap.org. Please let us know of your interest to be a part of this work group by Dec. 30, 2009. We will be scheduling the first conference call just after the first of the year.

Sincerely,

Ann Sheehan

NAPNAP Health Policy Chair

Mary Chesney

NAPNAP Health Policy Committee Member at Large