Fifth Annual Report Finds Medicaid Operations Evolving to Support Innovation

On December 20, 2016, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) released its fifth annual State Medicaid Operations Survey Report, providing a unique window into the structure of Medicaid operations, and priorities and challenges facing Medicaid Directors in leading the program. Covering 73.1 million people as of August 2016, Medicaid is the nation’s health care safety net and largest insurance program. This year’s report finds that, as in past years, the role of Medicaid in 2016 became more multifaceted, as many agencies took on new responsibilities and functions related to systems, behavioral health, and care for the aging and/or disabled. Above all, the report shows that Medicaid Directors remain committed champions of health system transformation, as they work to structure Medicaid operations to support innovation that moves the health care system away from volume and towards value.

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