Update on State Contracting with D-SNPs: The Basics and Meeting New Federal Requirements for 2021

Integrated Care Resource Center
July 2019

This webinar provides an overview of state strategies for contracting with D-SNPs to improve care coordination and Medicare-Medicaid alignment for dually eligible enrollees. Special attention is given to new federal D-SNP integration standards for 2021 contract year, and how states can help plans to meet these requirements.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Define what a D-SNP is, how these plans serve dually eligible beneficiaries, and how D-SNPs can be used to promote alignment between Medicare and Medicaid;
  • Describe the basics of D-SNP contracts with states, including required minimum elements;
  • Explain what new integration requirements will mean for state contracts with D-SNPs; and
  • Plan next steps to help D-SNPs meet the new integration requirements by 2021.


  • Erin Weir Lakhmani, Integrated Care Resource Center
  • Alexandra Kruse, Integrated Care Resource Center