Innovations in Integrated Care: New Opportunities to Better Serve Dual Eligibles


Charles Milligan gave a presentation on opportunities to better serve dual eligiles to the Ohio Association of Health Plans and the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (O4A). He discussed the importance of integrating long-term services and supports for this population; the results of Hilltop’s research on Medicare/Medicaid cross-payer effects for dual eligibles that found that Medicare and Medicaid financing do not align to promote home and community-based services (HCBS) and that the HCBS waiver is only cost-effective (at the individual level) for Medicaid when it truly avoids a nursing home placement; and new opportunities for states under the Affordable Care Act to better serve dual eligibles.

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