Tips to Improve Medicare-Medicaid Integration Using D-SNPs: Integrating Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports into D-SNP Models of Care

Author: 
Integrated Care Resource Center
Published: 
June 2019

Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) must develop a model of care (MOC) that describes their enrollees’ characteristics and health and service needs as well as the plan’s care coordination and health risk assessment processes. Despite the importance of Medicaid services to dually eligible enrollees, D-SNPs are only required to describe Medicare services in their MOCs. However, states may require D-SNPs to develop an integrated MOC that describes not just how Medicare services will be provided, but also how the plan will provide and/or coordinate Medicaid benefits. This tip sheet outlines the benefits of integrated MOCs, lists the steps in developing and implementing an integrated MOC, and provides examples of state-specific elements that Massachusetts and Minnesota require D-SNPs to include in their MOCs.

 

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