Centennial Care http://kunm.org en Hundreds Head To Santa Fe Health Care Event Ahead Of Deadline http://kunm.org/post/hundreds-head-santa-fe-health-care-event-ahead-deadline <p>Midnight Monday is the deadline to sign up for healthcare under the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/">Affordable Care Act</a>.&nbsp; Over the weekend in New Mexico people lined up to get covered, either through the insurance marketplace or Medicaid. &nbsp;</p><p>From those in their 60s to young people under 26 covered under their parents’ plan, hundreds stood in the bright spring sunshine sign up under<a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/Field_Offices_1.aspx"> Medicaid</a>, or with one of four insurance plans.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:16:59 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43185 at http://kunm.org Hundreds Head To Santa Fe Health Care Event Ahead Of Deadline Centennial Care Tribal Opt-Out Future Uncertain http://kunm.org/post/centennial-care-tribal-opt-out-future-uncertain <p></p><p>Tribal health advocates say the clock is running out for legislation that would prohibit the state from forcing Native American Medicaid enrollees into mandatory managed care.</p><p><br>House Bill 376 aims to provide New Mexico's Medicaid-eligible tribal population the ability to opt-in to the states mandatory Medicaid managed care program, Centennial Care.</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:36:56 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 26475 at http://kunm.org Centennial Care Tribal Opt-Out Future Uncertain Tribal Health Advocates Watch Centennial Care Opt-Out Bill Advance http://kunm.org/post/tribal-health-advocates-watch-centennial-care-opt-out-bill-advance <p>A bill that would remove the mandatory requirement that Native American Medicaid recipients enroll in a state run managed care program is now heading to the Senate.</p><p>Centennial Care, New Mexico’s planned Medicaid program, would require all Medicaid users to enroll with one of four managed care organizations (MCO) contracted with the state.</p><p>Under the program, the Indian Health Service, as well as Tribal and urban clinics, would have to bill those same MCO’s for services provided, instead of going directly to the state for reimbursement.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:32:27 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 25614 at http://kunm.org Tribal Health Advocates Watch Centennial Care Opt-Out Bill Advance House Judiciary Committee Supports Medicaid Tribal Opt-Out http://kunm.org/post/house-judiciary-committee-supports-medicaid-tribal-opt-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would prohibit the mandatory enrollment of Native Americans in the states Medicaid managed care program, Centennial Care, has passed through the House Judiciary Committee unanimously.</span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:39:13 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 25352 at http://kunm.org House Judiciary Committee Supports Medicaid Tribal Opt-Out Centennial Care Tribal Opt-Out Clears Committee http://kunm.org/post/centennial-care-tribal-opt-out-clears-committee <p></p><p>A bill that would allow Medicaid eligible tribal citizens in New Mexico to opt-out of the states Medicaid plan, Centennial Care, has taken it’s first steps in the legislature. HB 376, which gives Native Americans the ability to opt-out of Centennial Care has passed out of committee.</p><p>Under the states proposed Medicaid program entitled Centennial Care, all Medicaid enrollees in the state would be required to enroll in one of four managed care organizations (MCO) to receive healthcare.</p><p>For New Mexico’s tribal population, this proposal is causing problems.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:28:56 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 25113 at http://kunm.org Centennial Care Tribal Opt-Out Clears Committee State Takes Another Step Toward Centennial Care http://kunm.org/post/state-takes-another-step-toward-centennial-care <p></p><p>The New Mexico Human Services Department has announced the selection of four, new Centennial Care Managed Care Organizations responsible for providing healthcare to nearly 600,000 New Mexicans.</p><p>Medicaid is the public health insurance program for low-income people which currently serves about 560,000 New Mexicans, and will expand to include about 170,000 more come 2014. Centennial Care is the new name for New Mexico’s Medicaid program.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:05:08 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 24832 at http://kunm.org State Takes Another Step Toward Centennial Care