Start: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 03:00 pm
End: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 05:00 pm
Public Notices

Medicaid Medical Advisory Committee Meeting 
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024
3-5 p.m. CT
Microsoft Teams (video and audio available through Teams) or 
701-328-0950 (conference ID: 659 070 452#)

  • Roll call



  • Update on CMS MAC Proposed rule change – was open for public comment until 7.3.23. Still waiting to hear whether rule will be modified and/or approved

  • Assign MMAC member terms under updated Charter – 1/3 three year terms, 1/3 two year terms, and 1/3 one year terms

    • Review post-November meeting survey results

    • Draw names from hat to determine term lengths

  • First MMAC Orientations done

    • Process

    • Presentation

    • Brief Q&A Session with MMAC Facilitator (Mandy)

  • First of two recurring MMAC Member Surveys sent out – February 2024

    • Results


Medical Services Division Updates


  • Unwinding of ND Medicaid continuous enrollment. Continuous enrollment ended March 31, 2023. Renewals began April 1st and are nearing completion – Krista Fremming, Assistant Medicaid Director

  • Medicaid Member Engagement Committee – Jen Sheppard, Member Liaison

  • Value-Based Purchasing – Erik Elkins, Data and Quality Director

  • New Service Coverage

    • Paid Family Caregiving – Tina Bay, Developmental Disability Director

    • SFN 905 Requests – Mandy Dendy, Policy Director

  • Medicaid Provider Guidance, Policy and Manuals webpage redesign – Mandy Dendy, Policy Director

  • Operations Updates– Michelle Adams, Operations Director


  • State Plan Amendments

    • 1915(i) Behavioral Health Supports and Services State Plan Amendment Approved – Melissa Klocke-Joyce, 1915(i) Administrator

    • Upcoming

  • Home and Community-Based Waivers (HCBS 1915(c)) – ND current Medicaid 1915(c) HCBS Waivers page

    • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver - Nancy Nikolas Maier, Aging Services Director
    • Traditional Individual with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) HCBS Waiver - Tina Bay, Developmental Disability Director
    • Katherine Barchenger, Children’s Waiver Administrator

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) waiver

  • Medically Fragile HCBS waiver (no changes)

  • Hospice waiver (no changes)


Did you Know? 


         ND Medicaid’s Tribal Liaison – Monique Runnels


         Questions?/Comments/Public Comment

Next meeting date:

         May 21, 3-5 pm CT, via Microsoft Teams

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations, including appropriate auxiliary aids to participate, can contact Ashley Gerving at 701-328-4807, toll-free 800-755-2604, 711 (TTY) or

Date Posted:             February 6, 2024     

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