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 this authority to launch the Financial Alignment Demonstration (FAD). The goals of the FAD are increased coordination of care, improved quality outcomes and cost savings. The demonstrations emphasize coordination during care transitions and the increased importance of home and community-based services.

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