Field of Work: Leadership training for state Medicaid directors.
Problem Synopsis: By 2014, Medicaid will become the largest health care purchaser in the nation, responsible for up to 80 million people and with a budget of $634 billion. Yet, state Medicaid directors—whose responsibilities and scope of work are similar to those of a CEO of a large insurance company or a Fortune 500 company—get little or no leadership training.
Synopsis of the Work: The Medicaid Leadership Institute is a fellowship program for state Medicaid directors to enhance their leadership capacity so their state programs can serve as national models for high-quality, cost-effective care. It includes the Medicaid Boot Camp, designed to provide critical tools and information to help state Medicaid directors and their senior staff succeed.