On May 23, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state of Texas signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) to test a new model for providing Medicare-Medicaid enrollees with a more coordinated, person-centered care experience through the Financial Alignment Initiative. The Demonstration will begin no sooner than March 1, 2015 and continue until December 31, 2018. In total, 168,000 individuals in six counties will be eligible to enroll in the demonstration health plans that will coordinate their Medicare and Medicaid services, including behavioral health services, long-term supports, and nursing home care. The . . .
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