Advancing Medicare & Medicaid Integration: A New Opportunity for States to Support Dual-Eligible Populations


This webinar provided an overview of a new national funding opportunity focused on supporting state efforts to develop or enhance integrated care programs for individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Supported by Arnold Ventures and coordinated by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), Advancing Medicare & Medicaid Integration will assist states that are dedicated to making meaningful transformations in care delivery for dual-eligible populations.

The webinar described the initiative and its goals for improving care delivery for dual-eligible individuals. It also outlined the application process and the support available to assist with project design (see agenda).


I. Welcome and Introductions

Speaker: Nancy Archibald, MHA, MBA, Associate Director, Integrated Care, Federal Programs, CHCS

Ms. Archibald welcomed participants, provided an overview of the webinar, and introduced the speakers.

II. Overview of Advancing Medicare & Medicaid Integration

Speaker: Arielle Mir, MPA, Vice President of Health Care (Complex Care), Arnold Ventures

Ms. Mir discussed the importance and timeliness of integrating care for dual-eligible individuals and Arnold Ventures’ commitment to supporting better care for this population. She described the philanthropy’s role in the initiative, and CHCS’ role as the initiative’s national program coordination office.

III. Application Process and Considerations for States

Speaker: Molly Knowles, MPP, Senior Program Officer, CHCS

Ms. Knowles reviewed key details about the initiative, including its objectives, the types of projects likely to receive support, the benefits of participation, and the application process. She also described CHCS’ role in assisting states to shape their applications.

IV. Questions and Answers

Moderator: Nancy Archibald, CHCS

Ms. Archibald moderated questions from the audience.


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