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HHS aims to aid states with dual-eligibles’ care
Modern Healthcare

HHS on Friday announced three different initiatives the agency says are intended to help states improve care and lower costs to care for the 9 million Americans who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, also known as dual-eligibles. In the first initiative, the CMS‘ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will test two demonstration models to align the financing between Medicare and Medicaid. One model calls for a state, the CMS and a health plan to participate in a three-way contract in which the managed-care plan receives a blended payment to provide coordinated care.

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