Posts for Dually Eligible Populations

The Smart Shopper's Guide to Medicaid Managed Care Plans

In this season of giving, Community Catalyst has teamed up with the Kaiser Family Foundation to create an online tool that gathers in one place, for the first time, key data on the records of these companies.

Addressing Health Equity in the Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects

 “The healthcare world is changing; providers who have been serving a certain population are now serving a completely new population, a more diverse population. When you talk about cultural competency, what you really need to look at is what the...

The Promise and Pitfalls of the Dual Demonstrations

Recently, I had the great pleasure of welcoming participants – advocates, providers, health plans and funders -- at the second annual Voices for Better Health grantee convening. So much has happened in the past year.

Dear Patient: Let’s Get Engaged!

More and more, we are learning that an engaged patient makes a healthier patient. But what makes a patient “engaged?”

"Good Luck With That!"

In June, I had the great honor of presenting on a panel at the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health (PCL) meeting in Chicago. For the uninitiated, the PCL is a gem of a program through which ten leaders...

Michigan Becomes the Ninth State to Move Forward with Capitated Duals Demonstration

The “Great Lakes State” is the latest to ink an agreement with CMS for a demonstration project, called MI Health Link, aimed at integrating care for people with both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). The Michigan Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

Going for the Gold by Helping Consumers Get Good Care

If sports offer lessons for life, we might look to Sochi for a few pointers. For starters, the Sochi Olympic Winter Games attracted more participants than ever. But as those of us glued to our televisions have seen, the path...

Helping Consumers Get Better Services at Home and In Their Communities

Lengthy new regulations from the federal government can make you want to pull the covers over your head. But a batch released Friday may provide some comfort to people in Medicaid who are getting long-term services and supports at home...

Washington State: Two Financial Models for Two Dual Eligible Demonstrations

Just before Thanksgiving, Washington became the eighth state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for a capitated financial model to integrate care for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries (dual eligibles). Washington is also pursuing...
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