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Advancing the Policy Environment to Address the Unique Needs of Partial Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

Partial dual beneficiaries are a high-need subset of the Medicare population, in many instances mirroring the full dual eligible population in their level of medical and functional needs. This research illuminates the profile of partial dual beneficiaries and their resemblance to the full dual population.
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LTC Provider-Led I-SNPs Increase by 38% in Plan Year 2021

New data on plan year 2021 show that the market continues to embrace provider-led plans...
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Medicare Advantage Plans Gearing up to Coordinate Palliative Care and Hospice for Members

Despite calls to delay the start of the hospice component in VBID, CMS is moving ahead, announcing that 54 plans across 13 states and Puerto Rico will include hospice benefits...
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Transportation, Access, Dual Eligibility, and COVID-19

The COVID-19 public health emergency continues to accentuate racially- and income-based healthcare disparities in our country. And individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (“dual eligibles”) are at the center of it all.
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Left Behind in the Era of Internet: Yet Another Challenge Facing Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

The population most vulnerable to negative outcomes associated with COVID-19, individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (“dual eligibles”), may be the least likely to access telehealth...
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Using Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits to Respond to the Pandemic

MA plans were allowed to make midyear supplemental benefits changes to address beneficiaries’ needs during the pandemic. Early lessons plan experiences suggest supplemental benefits can help meet member needs and enable home-based care.
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