The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is inviting state Medicaid directors to partner with them to test new approaches to better serve those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
More than $300 billion is spent annually by CMS and states to care for the dual-eligibles, and many of the 12 million of those beneficiaries have multiple chronic conditions, and often have socioeconomic risk factors that can lead to poor outcomes. Could the CMS initiative suggest cost-cutting, administrative burden reductions, or true innovation? RACmonitor national correspondent J. Paul Spencer, a senior health consultant for DoctorsManagement, reports our lead story during this edition of the long-running Monitor Mondays live broadcast.
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