Dual-Eligibles

Nursing homes blamed for high opt-out rates in dual eligible demo

Nursing homes blamed for high opt-out rates in dual eligible demo

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Huge numbers of dual-eligible beneficiaries are leaving a demonstration project that hopes to improve payments for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Government officials face increased pressure over troubled dual-eligible initiative

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A long-criticized project to improve the healthcare delivery and payment system for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid has again been under fire in recent days, prompting government officials to defend the slow pace of implementation.

Washington becomes second state CMS approves for dual eligible-targeted program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved a second state to start a demonstration project aimed at improving care for dual eligibles.

Shift long-term care payment responsibility from Medicaid to Medicare, research group suggests

In order to better coordinate care for nursing home residents who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, responsibility for long-term nursing facility services should be shifted from Medicaid to Medicare, suggests a recently released policy brief from policy research group Mathematica.

Researchers cite four ways to include long-term care more effectively in healthcare reform efforts

A new report released Thursday by Georgetown University researchers, in association with The SCAN Foundation, presents four possible options for including long-term care services and supports in reform legislation.