Skip to Main Content

About the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office

Recent Posts: 

4/14/14 - Information about a new webinar series for providers working with individuals with developmental disabilities posted.

3/13/14 - FY 2013 Report to Congress posted.

Advancing Care for People with Medicaid and Medicare

The Federal Coordinated Health Care Office (Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office) serves people who are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare-Medicaid enrollees, also known as dual eligibles.  Our goal is to make sure Medicare-Medicaid enrollees have full access to seamless, high quality health care and to make the system as cost-effective as possible.

The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office works with the Medicaid and Medicare programs, across Federal agencies, States and stakeholders to align and coordinate benefits between the two programs effectively and efficiently. We partner with States to develop new care models and improve the way Medicare-Medicaid enrollees receive health care.

Established by the Affordable Care Act

The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office was established pursuant to Section 2602 of the Affordable Care Act. The goals of the Office are:

1. Providing dual eligible individuals full access to the benefits to which such individuals are entitled to under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

2. Simplifying the processes for dual eligible individuals to access the items and services they are entitled to under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

3. Improving the quality of health care and long-term services for dual eligible individuals. 

4. Increasing dual eligible individuals' understanding of and satisfaction with coverage under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

5. Eliminating regulatory conflicts between rules under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

6. Improving care continuity and ensuring safe and effective care transitions for dual eligible individuals. 

7. Eliminating cost-shifting between the Medicare and Medicaid program and among related health care providers. 

8. Improving the quality of performance of providers of services and suppliers under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

Do you have questions or comments? Please share your ideas for improving the care experience for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees by emailing us at  

You may also sign up for regular email updates by visiting this link 

Please note - if you have questions regarding a bill you have received, applying for Medicaid, how to obtain assistance with your health care costs or billing a beneficiary, please visit: General Information


New Webinar Series for Providers Working With Individuals with Developmental Disabilities 

CMS is facilitating a webinar series for interested providers and health care professionals, front-line staff with health plans and practices, and stakeholders to support care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Webinars are tailored by audience and topic within this subject area.

Registration, full course descriptions, and additional information can be found at: 

Pain in People with Developmental Disabilities

Module 1: The Mechanics of Pain

March 26, 2014 and May 1, 2014

1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Module 2: The Assessment of Pain

March 28, 2014 and May 22, 2014 

1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Module 3: Pain Management

April 4, 2014 and June 19, 2014

1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Pharmacology and Developmental Disabilities

Module 1: New Trends in Pharmacology and DD

April 11, 2014 and May 8, 2014 

1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Module 2: Practical Considerations Related to Pharmacology and DD

Aprill 22, 2014 and June 2, 2014

1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Module 3: Geriatrics - Physical & Psychiatric Pharmacology Overview

April 28, 2014 and June 12, 2014 

1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Growing Older: Implications for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Module 1: Growing Older - New Challenges, New Needs

April 14, 2014 and June 9, 2014 

1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Module 2: Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Functional and Behavioral Changes

April 24, 2014 and June 16, 2014

1:00pm-4:00pm EST

Module 3: Aging in Place - Developing Appropriate Community-Based Supports

May 12, 2014 and June 23, 2014

1:00pm-4:00pm EST