Posts for Dually Eligible Populations

Washington State: Two Financial Models for Two Dual Eligible Demonstrations

Just before Thanksgiving, Washington became the eighth state to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for a capitated financial model to integrate care for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries (dual eligibles). Washington is also pursuing...

The Heart of the Demonstrations

At the end of the summer, I had the chance to present at two town hall meetings in Washington State that were hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington, a Voices for Better Health state partner.

Voices for Better Health Cheers Launch of Change AGEnts Initiative!

Recently, Community Catalyst’s Voices for Better Health program released a new video featuring the story of a mother and daughter – Sally and Edna – whose lives have been dramatically improved in the last few years. These improvements came about...

Focus on Few, Increase Savings for Many: The “Genius” of Targeting “Super-utilizers”

“[The patient] had severe congestive heart failure, chronic asthma, uncontrolled diabetes, hypothyroidism, gout, and a history of smoking and alcohol abuse. He weighed five hundred and sixty pounds. In the previous three years, he had spent as much time in...

Dig Into Our New Managed Care Checklist

We recently unveiled a checklist for making managed care consumer-focused.

Rx From The Kitchen: How High-Quality Home-Delivered Meals Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Recently, a few of us at Community Catalyst had the pleasure of breaking bread with the holistic health innovators at Community Servings, a non-profit that delivers high-quality food to individuals and families living with critical or chronic illness.

A Blueprint for Consumer Engagement in Dual Eligible Demonstrations

Building anything new is tough. That’s why we turn to blueprints and experts. The same principle applies to the federal demonstration projects for people eligible for Medicaid and Medicare (dual eligibles) under construction in more than 20 states.

The Fine Print

Building new ways of delivering care to the millions of older adults and people with disabilities who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) is a daunting task. There is much work to be done.

Illinois Rolls Out Details of Duals Demo

On February 22, Illinois became the fourth state to move forward with a demonstration project striving to integrate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Illinois and the Ce
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