Last week the Medicaid Council sub, sub-committee developing a payment and delivery model for a new Medicaid program serving dual eligible met. The committee is considering shared savings payment options in which savings from coordinating care, reducing duplication and emphasizing quality would be captured and shared with providers. The project grew from a CMS planning grant to DSS received last year. Discussions centered on options available under the Affordable Care Act, integration with other Medicaid and other payer initiatives, and getting reasonable numbers of potentially eligible people. The next meeting is Tuesday Jan. 24th at 1pm in Room 1D of the LOB.