Updated Kaiser Brief on Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects

November 28, 2012

Website Link  http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/8368.pdf

Over the last eighteen months, a number of states have been working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop payment and service delivery models to integrate care and align financing for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These efforts have resulted in proposals from 26 states to test these models (Figure 1).1 CMS is presently reviewing the states' proposals to determine which will be implemented. This policy brief provides an overview of the proposed integrated care and financial alignment demonstrations for dual eligible beneficiaries and answers key questions about these new initiatives.