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Brief & Report

Report looks at Managed Care Organizations’ outreach efforts

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The Commonwealth Fund

As state Medicaid programs are increasingly shifting beneficiaries into managed care organizations (MCOs), some MCOs are expanding their traditional role to better meet the needs of their vulnerable members and communities.

In a new Commonwealth Fund report, Health Management Associates Managing Principal Sharon Silow-Carroll and Consultant Diana Rodin, report on the efforts of four managed care organizations (MCOs) that are forging community partnerships to meet the needs of vulnerable Medicaid patients and others in their communities.

They developed four case studies:

These case studies describe the “how” and the “why” when it comes to MCOs addressing barriers and changing the way care is delivered, including internal and state policy drivers, leveraging partnerships and key take-aways.

 

Brief & Report

New report details state dual integration efforts

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In the fall of 2012, Health Management Associates Senior Consultant Jenna Walls and colleagues from the AARP Public Policy Institute, and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia to develop a comprehensive picture of emerging dual integration initiatives for older adults and adults with physical disabilities.

The research shows that two-thirds of all states will integrate Medicaid and Medicare services for dual eligibles over the next two years, most with statewide initiatives designed to target all full-benefit duals and span most types of long-term care services and supports. In addition, the report discovered that most states are turning to risk-based managed care models to deliver these integrated services to duals.

 

Webinar

Webinar Replay – New Faces in the Expansion Population: Parolees and Ex-Offenders

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On March 25, 2013 HMA hosted a webinar by Principal Donna Strugar-Fritsch, “New Faces in the Expansion Population: Parolees and Ex-Offenders.” Donna, who has a BSN with a master’s in public administration and is a certified correctional health care professional, talked about the challenges and opportunities of covering this special (and large) population.

The slide deck for this webinar can be retrieved by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below.

Additional resources mentioned during the webinar include a study posted by SAMHSA, a presentation about parolee success in Iowa, and an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Service Delivery Innovation profile of the Michigan Pathways Program.