More than 12 million people in the U.S. are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, a population that often has significant health and social needs and high related costs. A small, but growing, percentage of this population is enrolled in integrated programs that coordinate Medicare and Medicaid service delivery. To develop and operate an integrated care model, state Medicaid and partner agency staff must develop knowledge of Medicare’s evolving landscape of policies, regulations, and market activity. However, they often have limited access to Medicare-focused information and training.

In response, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), with support from Arnold Ventures, The Commonwealth Fund, and The SCAN Foundation, developed the Medicare Academy. This eight-month, multi-state training program is designed to help Medicaid and partner agency staff build the Medicare knowledge needed to successfully advance integration goals. At the completion of the academy, participants are better positioned to make meaningful changes to their integration policies and processes and build the infrastructure needed to sustain Medicare capacity over time.

Request for Applications

Up to nine state teams will be selected for this learning opportunity that will support states, commonwealths, or territories looking to build the Medicare knowledge needed to successfully advance integration goals.


  • January 25, 2024 – Request for applications released.
  • January 31, 2024 – Information session held.
  • February 14, 2024 – Applications were due by 5:00 pm ET.
  • March 6, 2024 – Selection notification.