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 began providing coordinated care to Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in the Chicagoland area and Central Illinois beginning March 2014.
You can view more information on the MMAI on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Website.
CMS Financial Models to Support State Efforts to Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees