About Us

The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is dedicated to helping beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid have access to seamless, high-quality health care that includes the full range of covered services in both programs. Established by Section 2602 of the Affordable Care Act, MMCO works with the Medicare and Medicaid programs, federal agencies, states, and other stakeholders to align and coordinate benefits between the two programs effectively and efficiently, ultimately improving the way Medicare-Medicaid enrollees receive health care. 

Goals of MMCO

  • Helping beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have full access to the services to which they are entitled;
  • Improving the coordination between the federal government and states;
  • Developing innovative care coordination and integration models; and
  • Eliminating financial misalignments that lead to poor quality and cost shifting.

To support providers in their efforts to deliver more integrated, coordinated care for beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, MMCO is developing technical assistance and actionable tools based on successful innovations and care models. MMCO contracted with The Lewin Group, along with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), to assist with these efforts.

The Lewin Group is a national health and human services consulting firm with more than 40 years of experience delivering objective analyses and strategic counsel to public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies across the US. We support our clients with policy research and data analysis on Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, health care financing, strategic workforce planning, health program evaluation, comparative effectiveness research, and other important areas of the public health policy arena.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization that works with health care providers and leaders throughout the world to achieve safe and effective health care. IHI focuses on motivating and building the will for change, identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with both consumers and health care professionals, and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI mobilizes teams, organizations, and increasingly nations, through its staff of more than 100 people and partnerships with hundreds of faculty around the world.


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