Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office

CMS announces rehospitalization initiative participants

CMS announces rehospitalization initiative participants

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A new federal program aimed at the reduction of hospitalization among nursing home residents, especially dual eligibles, announced seven health system participants Thursday.

CMS official responds to criticism of pilot programs for dual eligibles

CMS official responds to criticism of pilot programs for dual eligibles

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A federal official defended government demonstration programs that coordinate care for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in a Senate hearing Wednesday.

CMS defends 'passive enrollment' into dual eligible demonstration programs

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Government officials say safeguards are in place to prevent dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries from losing access to care when they enroll in demonstration projects.

Advocates for dual eligibles are concerned about the fast pace of demonstration project timeline

Advocates for dual eligibles are concerned about the fast pace of demonstration project timeline

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Medicare advocates are concerned about the speed with which the federal government is implementing care coordination plans for dual eligibles, according to reports.

Improved coordination of dual eligibles could save the federal government $125 billion over 10 years, report says

Requiring dual eligibles — individuals receiving both Medicare and Medicaid benefits — to enroll in team-based coordination of care programs could save the federal government $125 billion over 10 years, a new report finds.