National Council on Medicaid Home Care Creates Primer to the Ten Dual Eligible Agreements
On November 25, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state of Washington signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) in capitated form for two counties in Washington State. This marked the latest of such MOUs signed coordinating care and financials of the dual eligible population.
Ten (10) MOUs have been signed already in the states of Massachusetts, Washington State (twice), Ohio, Illinois, California, Virginia, New York, Minnesota, and South Carolina. Eight of these MOUs - Massachusetts, Washington State, Ohio, Illinois, California, Virginia, New York, and South Carolina - were signed as part of the MMAI. The MMAI is a joint federal and state project that seeks to improve care and reduce costs associated with beneficiaries eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, or “dual eligibles.”