Dr. Shantanu Agrawal on Combating Fraud, Waste & Abuse in Healthcare

The U.S. was projected to spend $3.1 trillion dollars on healthcare generating billions of claims from healthcare service and product providers every year. Medicare alone accounts for something on the order of $635 billion in annual spending.

How Leaders Make a Difference


In the wake of the Katrina disaster, one Louisiana state agency leader used the “clean slate” provided as an

opportunity to re-design the eligibility determination process for health care benefits provided to citizens in need.

Medicaid Expansion Under Health Care Reform: Promising Approaches to Managing Care for People with Complex Medical Needs

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy and the IBM Center for The Business of Government are collaborating to offer a unique voice on the major implementation issues surrounding health care reform.

The Implementation Brief series is based on two key premises:

Modernizing Medicaid: Strategies for Managing Enrollment in Health Care Reform

The Brief is published at a time when states are grappling with how to reduce spending on Medicaid. In the face of significant budget shortfalls, some states are proposing to drop hundreds of thousands of low-income adults from Medicaid.