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Statewide Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative Expansion

Posted April 19, 2021

Per the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), effective July 1, 2021, the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) Program  will expand statewide. Currently, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) offers its Blue Cross Community MMAI (Medicare-Medicaid Plan)SM plan in the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Kankakee, Kane, Lake and Will.

MMAI is a demonstration plan of HFS and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to improve health care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

For every county in Illinois, BCBSIL and other participating health plans will begin managing members who have full Medicare and Medicaid benefits and are not in enrolled in the Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program.

For more information, please refer to this HFS Provider Notice

Join us for a webinar!
BCBSIL is offering MMAI Orientation webinars to help providers learn more about the MMAI program. The webinars will also cover how to navigate BCBSIL requirements, electronic options and online resources.

These online orientations offer you the flexibility to join live via your desktop. Providers, billers, clinical and administrative staff are encouraged to take advantage of this important educational opportunity. Agenda topics will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • MMAI definition
  • Eligibility and enrollment criteria and key dates
  • Key support areas for MMAI

Participating providers may select a date and time from the list below to enroll in any of the available sessions: