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Medicaid & Safety Net Providers


The Medicaid program (Title XIX of the Social Security Act) is a state administered program that provides public health coverage for low-income Americans, financing health and long-term care services for over 55 million people, including families, people with disabilities, and the elderly.


Now available: Federally Qualified Health Center Fact Sheet, 2008 version (pdf - CMS)

Value-Driven Health Care

Value Driven Health Care (VDHC) describes a growing movement towards cost-sensitive payment systems which reward health care providers for higher quality care. Value Based Health Care relies upon effective use of two related strategies: (1) Pay-for-Performance or “Value-Based Purchasing” and (2) Clinical Quality Measurement.

Value-Driven Health Care (HHS)


Quality Measurement

Deficit Reduction Act

The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) (CMS) was signed into law February 8, 2006. In 2006, the Administration estimated that the DRA would reduce the growth in Medicare spending by more than $6 billion and reduce the growth in Medicaid spending by nearly $5 billion, over five years.


To determine an individual's eligibility, see Medicaid Eligibility (CMS).

Dual Eligibles (Medicare & Medicaid Eligible Beneficiaries)

For information on how to better integrate Medicare and Medicaid services for dual eligibles, see State Guide to Integrated Medicare and Medicaid Models (pdf - CMS).

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT)

The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment service is Medicaid's comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21.

Behavioral Health
Waivers and Demonstrations

Medicaid State Waiver Program Demonstration Projects (CMS) - through this link, you can see what kinds of waivers and demonstrations have been proposed and/or approved in your state.

State Medicaid Agencies

Links to State Medicaid Agencies (not a U.S. Government Web site).

Link to CMS Partner Listserv

We at HRSA will continue to ensure that you receive relevant information from us, but we encourage you to use the link below to sign up for the CMS Partner Listserv. The Listserv will allow you, and those you work with, to receive notices on CMS training, CMS products, issuance of new CMS policies, and other notices enabling your providers and the people they serve to make better use of CMS programs.

See CMS Mailing Lists (CMS).

State Medicaid Director Letters


ER Co-payments for Non-Emergency Care (pdf - CMS)

Value-Driven Health Care
(pdf - CMS)

Documentation of Citizenship
(pdf - CMS)

Medicaid Cost Sharing
(pdf - CMS)

Benchmark Benefit Packages (pdf - CMS)

State Health Reform Efforts

Medicaid Reform Initiatives and their Relationship to Health Centers (pdf - not a U.S. Government Web site)

Efforts to Expand Coverage to the Uninsured: Program Design Challenges and Tradeoffs in Six States