Posts for Cost & Quality

Much Ado about Rates

Lately, we’ve seen a flood of states announcing new health insurance rates for plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). So what do they all mean? To start, the new rates are mainly for the individual market, for people who buy insurance on their own.

DOMA Ruling: Better Health Care Access for LGBT Families

If you walked around our office last Thursday morning, you would have found nearly everyone’s eyes glued to SCOTUSBlog, awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the Proposition 8 case from California.

Help for Improving Long-Term Services

After a long gestation, the federal government this week birthed new guidance designed to help managed care for Medicaid long-term services and supports (MLTSS) grow up into a more consumer-friendly, homey program.

A Blueprint for Consumer Engagement in Dual Eligible Demonstrations

Building anything new is tough. That’s why we turn to blueprints and experts. The same principle applies to the federal demonstration projects for people eligible for Medicaid and Medicare (dual eligibles) under construction in more than 20 states.

The Fine Print

Building new ways of delivering care to the millions of older adults and people with disabilities who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) is a daunting task. There is much work to be done.

Greater Than the Sum

April is National Minority Health Month and it is more important than ever to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect the health of millions of Americans.

Illinois Rolls Out Details of Duals Demo

On February 22, Illinois became the fourth state to move forward with a demonstration project striving to integrate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Illinois and the Ce

Cross Post: Esquire: The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed (updated)

Last September, we wrote about the crisis of uninsured veterans. A national study we helped with found that 1 in 10 veterans are uninsured (for more statistics, see this amazing graphic).

Next Up on the Duals Demos: Ohio

On December 12, Ohio became the third state to move forward with a demonstration project aimed at integrating care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (“dual eligibles”). Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Centers for Med
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