The webinar provides an overview of Medicare and Medicaid nursing facility benefits and payment methods, as well as options to improve coordination and quality of nursing facility benefits for dually eligible individuals in both fee-for-service and managed care systems. 

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation, attendees are able to describe:

  • The role of Medicare and Medicaid in covering nursing facility care for dually eligible individuals
  • How Medicare and Medicaid pay for nursing facility care and recent trends in payment policy, including value-based payment
  • State options to improve care coordination and quality in nursing facilities
  • Approaches to expand access to home- and community-based services as an alternative to long-term nursing facility care


  • Amy Hoffmaster, Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies  
  • Alicia Lomas, Research Analyst, Mathematica
  • Molly Knowles, Senior Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies