Integrated Care Resource Center

This is part one of a two part series that provides an overview of state strategies for contracting with D-SNPs to improve care coordination and Medicare-Medicaid alignment for dually eligible enrollees. The webinars are especially helpful to state staff who are new to or seek a refresher on D-SNP contracting and working with Medicare plans.

Webinar 1: Introduction to D-SNPs and D-SNP Contracting Basics

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

  • Who dually eligible individuals are and their Medicare and Medicaid coverage options;
  • What a D-SNP is;
  • How D-SNPs serve dually eligible individuals; and
  • The basics of D-SNP contracts with states, including required minimum contract elements and new requirements for 2021


  • Ana Talamas, Mathematica
  • Kelsey Cowen, Mathematica
  • Giselle Torralba, Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)
  • Danielle Perra, CHCS

Part two of this webinar series, State Contracting with D-SNPs: Using D-SNPs to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Individuals, can be found here.