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HMA, CMCS Launch Resource for Medicaid Innovation Program

A team of HMA consultants, led by Izanne Leonard-Haak and Matt Roan, have collaborated with organizations under a Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) contract to provide support to CMCS on the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program.

HMA subject matter experts, Gina Eckart, Marlana Thieler, and Rich VandenHeuvel, provided guidance and education for the Reducing Substance Use Disorder and Improving Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs and High Costs program areas through webinars, technical support assistance to participating states, resource papers, and bi-weekly program updates.

The team completed a webinar that launched a new technical resource describing approaches to combine Medicaid data with additional data sources to help state Medicaid agencies develop data analytics to better understand populations with serious mental illness. The webinar replay and transcripts are available on the CMS website.