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Approaches to Meet Behavioral Health Needs in Medicare Advantage

Ensuring the healthcare system is prepared to meet the behavioral health needs of Medicare beneficiaries is critical as research suggests psychological distress increased among older adults and low-income groups during the early days of the pandemic.
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What’s Next? Retaining the Successes of the Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) Model

As CMS sunsets the MMP model, it will be important to preserve lessons that benefited stakeholders. CMS has authority to maintain MMP model attributes, and should preserve those that are in statute through a refined, innovative financial model.
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Medicare Advantage Offers Better Access to Behavioral Healthcare Than FFS

Laura Benzing discusses the need for diverse and innovative approaches to addressing mental health, given the strong overlap between mental health and other structural and social determinants of health.
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Innovation Spotlight: Linking Medicare Advantage Members to In-Home Support Benefits

MA plans face multiple roadblocks when attempting to bring innovative benefits to market. Third-party vendors can help to manage some of these challenges and offer a more streamlined solution.
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Expanding States’ Medicaid Capacity To Meet The Needs Of Medicare Beneficiaries, Including The Dually Eligible

Brianna Ensslin Janoski and Allison Rizer share their insights on California's Office of Medicare Innovation and Integration in Health Affairs.
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MA Palliative Care Benefits See Little 2023 Growth, But Payer Interest Remains High

Tyler Cromer shares insights with Hospice News on 2023 palliative care benefits in Medicare Advantage.
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