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Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative 

On February 22, 2013, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) received approval from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to jointly implement the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI). The MMAI is a groundbreaking joint effort to reform the way care is delivered to clients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid Services (called “dual eligibles”). The MMAI demonstration project will provide coordinated care to more than 135,000 Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in the Chicagoland area and throughout central Illinois beginning January 2014.

You can view more information on the MMAI and access the Memorandum of Understanding on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Web site.

CMS Financial Models to Support State Efforts to Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees