Briefs & Reports

Two-Thirds of States Integrating Medicare and Medicaid Services for Dual Eligibles

AARP Public Policy Institute; National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

Jenna Walls

Authored with: Wendy Fox-Grage and Kathleen Ujvari of the AARP Public Policy Institute; and Diana Scully, Eunhee (Grace) Cho, John Michael Hall of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

This report finds that two-thirds of the states either have or will launch new initiatives to better coordinate care for people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid services, the so-called “duals,” over the next two years.  To contain the growth of costs and improve care, many of them are moving to risk-based managed long-term services and supports models.

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