Helping states develop integrated programs for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
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States seeking to integrate Medicare and Medicaid services for dually eligible beneficiaries need to consider a variety of issues in program design and implementation such as incorporating behavioral health and long-term services and supports, consumers and providers engagement, and linking Medicare and Medicaid data. Use the filter below to view resources related to these and other topics.
Ombudsman programs can offer beneficiary protections as part of Medicaid managed care programs. These programs are particularly important for beneficiaries with complex physical and behavioral health conditions, including many dually eligible… (Integrated Care Resource Center)
This brief examines the approaches used by three states – Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee – to develop and implement information-sharing processes for their Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) that support care transitions. The brief… (Integrated Care Resource Center)
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… (Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation)
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… (Integrated Care Resource Center)
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations now serve a greater number of older adults with serious mental illness (SMI) than ever before, and increasingly include behavioral health providers in their care teams to meet the… (Center for Health Care Strategies)
This brief describes how three states – California, Connecticut, and Illinois -- promote dually eligible beneficiaries’ access to durable medical equipment (DME) in a fee-for-service environment through the use of provisional prior authorization… (Integrated Care Resource Center)
This brief describes the ongoing problem of improper billing of protected dually eligible beneficiaries for Medicare cost-sharing and describes steps states and health plans can take to address it.
(Integrated Care Resource Center)
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… (Integrated Care Resource Center)
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)… (Integrated Care Resource Center)
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.
(Integrated Care Resource Center)
This brief - updated from the 2013 version - is designed to help states better structure and coordinate the Medicaid benefits they offer to Medicare-Medicaid enrollees by providing them with basic information on the Medicare program, the services it… (Integrated Care Resource Center)
This brief describes how innovative states and Medicaid managed care organizations are building on models developed for physical health services and incorporating value-based purchasing arrangements into behavioral health programs.
(Center for Health Care Strategies)
This brief explores how health plans are: (1) addressing dually eligible members’ service needs that are beyond the scope of traditionally covered Medicare or Medicaid services; (2) assessing the value of offering these services; and (3)… (Center for Health Care Strategies)