Start: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 03:00 pm
Public Notices

Special Meeting 

Medicaid Medical Advisory Committee Meeting (MMAC)
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023
3-5 p.m. CT
Microsoft Teams (video and audio available through Teams) or 701-328-0950, Conference ID: 797 842 452#


  • Roll call

Welcome new members

  • Shannon Bacon representing the Community Healthcare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD)
  • Brad Peterson, Legal Director, representing the Protection and Advocacy Project (P&A)
  • Jacob Sutton, United Tribes Technical College (UTTC)


  • Update on CMS MAC Proposed rule change – was open for public comment until 7.3.23. Waiting to hear whether rule will be modified and/or approved
  • MMAC website update - MMAC Charter Finalized and posted on MMAC website along with more information on MMAC and how to apply for membership
  • Assign MMAC member terms under updated Charter – 1/3 three year terms, 1/3 two year terms, and 1/3 one year terms
  • Report - MMAC onboarding materials and exit survey workgroup 

Meeting poll/results

  • Set MMAC 2024 Meeting Schedule 
    • One in-person meeting?

Medical Services Division Updates

  • Update - Unwinding of ND Medicaid continuous enrollment. Continuous enrollment ended March 31, 2023. Renewals began April 1st – Krista Fremming, Assistant Medicaid Director
  • End of the Primary Care Case Management Program (PCCM) on December 31, 2023 – What this means for Providers and Members – Jane Stokke, PCCM Administrator
  • State Plan Amendments
    • 1915(i) State Plan Amendment – Melissa Klocke-Joyce, 1915(i) Administrator
    • ACIP Vaccine Coverage
    • Future – Community Emergency Paramedics

Waiver Updates – ND current Medicaid 1915(c) HCBS Waivers page

  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver – Nancy Nikolas Maier
  • Aging & Aging Services Director
  • Traditional Individual with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IID/DD) HCBS Waiver – Tina Bay, Developmental Disability Director
  • Katherine Barchenger, Autism Services Coordinator
    • Medically Fragile HCBS waiver 
    • Technology Dependent waiver 
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) waiver

Did you Know? 

  • Autism
    • Autism Task Force sunset on 7/1/23
    • Autism Voucher is sunsetting 12/31/23
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 2022 Survey Report
  • Cross Disability Advisory Council (CDAC)  - what it is, who can apply, when it meets
    • Website
    • Deadline to apply is November 13. First meeting is December 13th at 9:30am CT in the Pioneer Room at the State Capitol.


  • Provider Town Halls & Provider Ad hoc committees – Mandy Dendy, Coverage Policy Director

Education Topic: ND Medicaid Member Engagement Committee and Member E-News – Jen Waldner, Member Engagement Coordinator 

Questions?/Comments/Public Comment

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Date Posted:  Oct. 2, 2023
Date Revised:  Nov. 2, 2023 (agenda/meeting details added)