Academic Medicine and the Public Sector: The Ohio Experience

Many of the functions that academic medical centers (AMCs) already perform, and new functions that they can perform for Ohio Medicaid can qualify for federal financial participation (FFP). On a practical level, by entering into this partnership the state and the state’s AMCs will be able to leverage new resources through the federal government to grow this enterprise at a time when state resources are needed for other priorities.

Advancing the University Mission Through Partnerships With State Medicaid Programs

State Medicaid programs are playing an increasingly important role in the U.S. health care system and represent a major expenditure as well as a major source of revenue for state budgets. The size and complexity of these programs will only increase with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Yet, many state Medicaid programs lack the resources and breadth of expertise to maximize the value of their programs not only for their beneficiaries but also for all those served by the health care system.

The Dynamics of State University Participation in State Medicaid Administration

It is not uncommon for state university faculty to participate as part-time consultants in the administration of state Medicaid programs. However, rarely do state universities participate institutionally as public agencies in the administration of state Medicaid programs since the propriety, value and parameters of these engagements are usually not recognized.


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