What We Do

The Medicaid Medical Directors Network (MMDN) is a vibrant learning community of senior clinical leaders of state Medicaid programs who are dedicated to advancing the health of Medicaid beneficiaries. Medicaid Medical Directors perform a strategic role in identifying and addressing the health care needs of beneficiaries, serving at the intersection of clinical practice, quality improvement, and business operations, and playing a critical role in the development and implementation of Medicaid health care policy for states.

The MMDN provides a forum for these clinical leaders to discuss their most pressing needs and share best practices, focusing on the development and use of evidence-based medicine, measurement and improvement of health care quality, and the redesign of health care delivery systems.

AcademyHealth facilitates the MMDN to assist clinical leaders in identifying and applying the latest research findings to address high priority policy and program issues, especially related to quality assurance, quality improvement, and coverage decisions. AcademyHealth develops knowledge transfer activities to foster the exchange of information between researchers and the Medicaid Medical Directors; supports the MMDN steering committee; and leverages the collective expertise within the MMDN to identify evidence gaps and inform research priorities.