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The Alignment Initiative

The Alignment Initiative

The Alignment Initiative's goal is to more effectively integrate the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Partnering with States, health care providers, caregivers and beneficiaries, CMS will work to improve quality, reduce costs and improve the Medicare-Medicaid enrollee experience.  Through the Alignment Initiative the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office seeks to transcend boundaries, facilitating a national conversation with stakeholders from around the country to identify opportunities for alignments and to improve the two programs. 

As a first step in the Alignment Initiative, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office compiled the Opportunities for Alignment List, which includes a broad range of content areas in which the Medicare and Medicaid programs have conflicting requirements or create incentives that prevent Medicare-Medicaid enrollees from receiving seamless, high quality care.  

Seeking Public Comment

Public input to the Alignment Initiative is critical to creating a foundation for collaboration to address these issues. On May 11, 2011, we published it as a Notice for Comment in the Federal Register (see link below). 

Alignment Initiative Update 

Please see here.

Questions

Through the Alignment Initiative, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office seeks to identify and implement solutions that advance better care, improve health, and lower costs through improvements. 

For more information, e-mail us at: MedicareMedicaidCoordination@cms.hhs.gov