Call to discuss new opportunities for states to improve quality and reduce costs for people enrolled in both Medicare and

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius will be joined by the Governor of the state of Washington, Christine Gregoire and Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, Melanie Bella on a conference call to discuss new initiatives as part of its ongoing partnership with states to both improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for beneficiaries with the most complex medical needs, including the approximately nine million Americans who are eligible for both the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The Federal Coordinated Health Care Office, also known as the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, was established by the Affordable Care Act to more effectively integrate the Medicare and Medicaid programs and to improve the coordination between the federal and state governments for individuals enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services

Christine Gregoire, Governor, Washington State
Melanie Bella, Director, Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services


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