DHHS Providing $100 Million in Collaborative Effort with States to Reform Medicaid Systems

On July 14, 2014, US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced a new innovative collaboration with states to improve care for Medicaid beneficiaries by accelerating efforts to reform health care systems.


The new initiative, entitled the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program, follows recommendations by the National Governors Association (NGA) that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identify opportunities for care improvement and address high-priority areas, such as mental health and emergency department utilization.


DHHS will invest $100 million in this new program in technical support to help states in their efforts to improve health care and decrease costs, while complementing other federal-state delivery system reform efforts, such as the State Innovation Models initiative. 


Additional information on the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program may be found at: