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New Kaiser Commission report by Muskie authors highlight federal and state responsibilities for managing Medicaid

The Medicaid program, administered jointly by the Federal and state governments, serves 66 million people at a cost of over 400 billion dollars annually, making it the nation’s largest public health insurer. The Affordable Care Act further increases the program’s reach and supports state-level innovation already underway to improve the program’s efficiency and effectiveness and restructure service delivery and payment. States and the federal government are working to maximize the value and efficiency of Medicaid by reforming payment to reward value over volume, integrating effective care coordination across payers, and streamlining key processes like eligibility determinations across coverage programs. Underpinning a state’s ability to implement these reforms is its capacity to manage its Medicaid program effectively and efficiently.

In this report published by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, the authors discuss key responsibilities that the federal government and states hold for managing the Medicaid program and identify the key issues and challenges states face as they transform the way they do business and achieve key national goals.

Griffin E, Riley T, Wachino V, Rudowitz R. Managing a High-Performance Medicaid Program. Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured; October, 2013.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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