Integrating Behavioral and Physical Health for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees: Lessons for States Working With Managed Care Delivery Systems

Author: 
Integrated Care Resource Center
Published: 
August 2017

This brief explores the experience of six states that have achieved varying levels of behavioral health and physical health integration or collaboration for dually eligible beneficiaries within a managed care environment. It describes: (1) opportunities for explicit state action and requirements to push development of integration components; and (2) opportunities for states to signal the importance of integration elements while providing flexibility to allow plans to innovate.

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