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Many dual-eligibles opt out of care coordination
Modern Healthcare

People who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are opting out at high rates from voluntary state initiatives aimed at better coordinating their care.

So-called dual-eligibles often have a difficult time navigating the policies of both programs to get the services they need. Caring for them is also significantly more expensive than for other beneficiaries in the programs, costing the state and federal programs about $350 billion a year.