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Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office Releases Annual Report to Congress

The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) has issued its 2014 Report to Congress, as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report describes MMCO’s efforts to develop policies, programs and initiatives that promote coordinated, high‐quality and cost‐effective care for the dual eligible population. MMCO notes it is focusing its efforts on improved data analytics and two alignment initiatives. The report provides detail on an initiative to reduce preventable inpatient hospitalizations among residents of nursing facilities, as well as the financial alignment initiative. The full report is available for download on MMCO’s website.