HHS announcement to help states lower Medicaid costs, provide better care

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On Wednesday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT), HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will host a media conference call to announce a series of initiatives to work with states to save money and better coordinate care for Americans enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. There are approximately 9 million Medicare-Medicaid enrollees nationwide who often have complex medical needs and represent a disproportionately large share of spending in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

 

WHO:

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Governor Christine Gregoire, Washington state
Melanie Bella, Director, CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office
 

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
 

DIAL IN:

888-606-9535

 

PASSCODE:

HHS
 

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.



CONTACT:

HHS Press Office
202-690-6343

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  District of Columbia

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Seniors  Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  Professional Services  Insurance  Consumer  General Health  Managed Care

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