About This Collection


Health reform presents unprecedented challenges as well as tremendous opportunities for states to provide access to high-quality, cost-effective health care services for an expanding population. With the prospect of 16-20 million additional enrollees, Medicaid stakeholders across the country can benefit from shared lessons on how to best expand coverage while heeding the needs of existing beneficiaries. As part of its technical assistance support, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has convened a Medicaid Health Care Reform Work Group including five Alliances (Albuquerque, Cleveland, Maine, Puget Sound, and Oregon) and their respective Medicaid agency.

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The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) provides technical assistance to Alliances, linking them to their state’s Medicaid agencies. CHCS partners with Medicaid policymakers and stakeis working with these regional teams to: (1) establish a roadmap of health care reform opportunities based on available funding, timelines, and Alliance and state Medicaid priorities; (2) design a pilot/program of interest and develop a grant proposal submission for federal funding; (3) facilitate connections between regional teams and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as appropriate; and (4) assist with policy analysis identify the options and implications of reform.

Health Care Reform Work Group