Beneficiary Engagement, Counseling, and Support

An Exploration of Consumer Advisory Councils within Medicare-Medicaid Plans Participating in the Financial Alignment Initiative

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation released a report The Biggest Value is Getting the Voice of the Member describing its findings on the composition, function, and impact of the Consumer Advisory Councils operating within Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs) operating in capitated model demonstrations under the Financial Alignment Initiative. The report covers topics including, recruitment and training of consumer members, accommodations to help consumers participate, and ensuring representativeness and diversity.

Building Relationships between Managed Care Organizations and Beneficiary Ombudsman Programs

Study Hall Call

This webinar highlights the importance of beneficiary ombudsman programs and provides an overview of available supports, including Medicare resources and state programs that provide assistance to dually eligible beneficiaries. Representatives from Ohio’s Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and CareSource, a MyCare Ohio health plan, shared promising practices and lessons learned from their efforts supporting beneficiaries enrolled in MyCare Ohio, a capitated financial alignment demonstration.

Medicaid Agency Partnerships with State Health Insurance Programs: Opportunities to Improve Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

This brief describes opportunities for Medicaid agencies to partner with State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) in educating Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and their families on new integrated care program options.


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