This brief describes several administrative changes that state Medicaid programs can make to: (1) support integration efforts; (2) improve beneficiaries’ experience of care; (3) decrease beneficiary out-of-pocket costs; and (4) reduce provider burden. Taking the steps described in this brief may help states build stronger, more effective integrated care programs and better position them to implement larger-scale integration efforts for their dually eligible populations.
This brief describes value-based payment approaches currently used in select states and managed care plans, including the quality and performance measures they use, benchmarks or targets for those measures, and incentives that reward facilities. It also describes approaches to designing, administering, and evaluating state programs.
This brief outlines tips for promoting aligned enrollment in states looking to integrate care for dually eligible beneficiaries using contracting strategies that maximize the opportunity for Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) and Medicaid managed care (MMC) plans. With aligned enrollment, the beneficiary is enrolled in a D-SNP and MMC offered by the same parent company in the same geographic area (aligned plans).