States are pursuing integrated care programs such as financial alignment demonstrations and managed long-term services and supports programs to improve service coordination, quality of care, and cost-efficiency for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. The success of these programs depends on engaging a broad spectrum of providers to aid program design and to participate in health plan networks. Since providers are a trusted source of information for their patients, it is crucial that they support the integrated care program and are willing to encourage their patients to enroll.

This brief from the Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) offers tips to states on engaging physicians, hospitals, nursing facilities, and community-based service providers who serve Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in managed care systems. It provides examples of approaches employed by states that have successfully launched integrated care programs.

This technical assistance brief is a product of the Integrated Care Resource Center made possible by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Integrated Care Resource Center is a national initiative to help states improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care for Medicaid’s high-need, high-cost beneficiaries. The state technical assistance activities provided within the Integrated Care Resource Center are coordinated by Mathematica Policy Research and the Center for Health Care Strategies.