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Integrating Care for the Dually Eligible

Urban safety-net hospitals are major providers of care to low-income elderly patients, many of whom are dually eligible – that is, eligible both for Medicare and for Medicaid.  These hospitals care for so many of these patients that they typically are eligible for both Medicare disproportionate share (Medicare DSH) and Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) payments. As part of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to pursue better ways to integrate and pay for care for the nearly nine million Americans who are dually eligible, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) awarded contracts to 15 states to develop new [&hellip

Overview of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Created under the Affordable Care Act, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will be the centerpiece of federal efforts to develop new and innovative ways to deliver health care more effectively while lowering costs. One of the lesser-known components of the Affordable Care Act, CMMI has billions of dollars at its disposal to invest in testing innovative service delivery and payment models for serving the Medicare and Medicaid populations.  The Commonwealth Fund and the Alliance for Health Reform recently hosted a briefing on CMMI, and a recap of the event on the Commonwealth Fund’s web site offers an [&hellip

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