Category Archives: Dual Eligibles

WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative – What Advocates Need to Know Basics

 March 13, 2014 The state of California is moving forward with the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect. The CCI will start on April 1, 2014 in certain counties. The CCI fundamentally … Continue reading

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California Advocates Call for Delay in CCI Implementation

In a letter to the California Department of Health Care Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NSCLC and five other advocacy organizations call for the suspension of implementation of the Coordinated Care Initiative (the state’s dual eligible … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Dual Eligible Demonstrations – An Update for Advocates

March 04, 2014 It was a busy first quarter for Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects at the state and federal level. As timelines shift and contracts are signed, keeping up-to-date on pressing advocacy issues that impact the rights of beneficiaries is … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative: Advanced Training Consumer Protections and Benefit Package Summary

Free Webinar Series The California Coordinated Care Initiative: Advanced Training Consumer Protections and Benefit Package Summary California’s Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect started in some counties on April 1, 2014, and … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Cal-MediConnect – A Summary of the Three-Way Contract

Cal- MediConnect – A Summary of the Three-Way Contract In March 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the template of the three-way-contract CMS entered into with the Department of Health Care Services and the health plans participating … Continue reading

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Advocates Recommend Ways to Measure Rebalancing In Managed LTSS and Dual Eligible Demonstrations

Consumers, providers, regulators and policymakers generally agree that rebalancing long-term services and supports (LTSS) system towards greater use of home and community-based services versus institutional care is a shared goal as states shift to the use of managed LTSS for …

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Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Fact Sheet 2013 – Who are Dual Eligibles?

Dual eligibles are the 10.2 million people that qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare, including 7.4 million full benefit enrollees and 2.7 million who receive assistance with Medicare cost-sharing only. View the entire content here

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Dual Eligible Demonstrations Policy Issue Brief 2013 – Focusing on the Individual

The Affordable Care Act authorized the creation of demonstration programs that seek to integrate the financing of and delivery of care to dual eligibles. The Medicare Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) used … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Dual Eligible Demonstrations – What Can Other States Learn from NY, VA and SC?

FREE WEBINAR – DEC. 17, 2013 In the second half of the year, New York, Virginia and South Carolina received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for their state’s dual eligible demonstration. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) … Continue reading

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WEBINAR: The California Coordinated Care Initiative: Advanced I Training – Consumer Protections and Benefit Package Summary

FREE WEBINAR – DEC. 04, 2013 California is moving forward with the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), including the federally-approved dual eligible demonstration known as Cal MediConnect. The CCI is now expected to start no sooner than April 1, 2014. This … Continue reading

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