Achieving lower costs and better quality in Medicaid by scaling the super-utilizer model from the community to the state level

This project will expand, from a community to statewide approach, earlier Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) investments to improve the quality and value of health care for patients who are high health care system users (super-utilizers). Through this effort, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) will establish the Policy Academy for a competitively selected group of five states to develop and implement comprehensive strategic plans for providing coordinated care and managing costs for super-utilizers. The NGA Center will also host two Policy Academy meetings to share lessons learned and consult with experts; conduct policy workshops in each of the five states to support them in developing their plans; conduct ongoing networking and peer-learning activities; provide technical assistance; host an experts' roundtable to explore and create recommendations for thorny issues faced by the states; and develop an issue brief and webinar to share lessons learned and resources developed.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $300,000.00

Awarded on: 4/16/2013

Time frame: 5/1/2013 - 12/31/2014

Grant Number: 70844


National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA)

444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 267
Washington, 20001-1512


Sandra Wilkniss
Project Director