As the CEOs of the largest health insurers in their states, Medicaid directors are positioned to influence the delivery of higher-quality, more cost-effective services
across the health care system.

This profile details the role of Tennessee’s Medicaid director Darin Gordon in advancing a fully integrated approach to care for Medicaid beneficiaries throughout the state. It also describes the Medicaid Leadership Institute, a unique fellowship program designed to enhance the leadership capacity of Medicaid directors to maximize the potential of publicly-financed health care. The profile is part of a series produced by the Medicaid Leadership Institute through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.