Posts for Dually Eligible Populations

For Seniors the Affordable Care Act is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

This week marks the two year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. And, while we will devote plenty of space this week to highlighting the many successes of the ACA, we could think of no better place to begin than with the law’s benefits for seniors. Un

Doing Dual Eligibility Right

Last week our old friend Laurie Martinelli (former Executive Director of Health Law Advocates) penned an op-ed in the Boston Globe nicely summing up both the opportunities and risks of new initiatives aimed at integrating care for dually eligible benefici

Guest Blog: Home Care Workers Need Your Support

On December 15, 2011, President Obama announced that the Department of Labor planned to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to guarantee minimum wage and overtime protections for 2.5 million home care workers. Since 1974, when Congress amended the F

CMS Releases Guidance on Payment Model to Improve Care for Dual Eligibles

The issue of improving care for people who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare (“dual eligible”) continued to pick up steam with the recent release of a new federal guidance related to payment models. While advocates will not be formally commentin

The New Boom in Managed Care: Long-term Services and Supports

A new report from AARP captures the changes coming for people who depend on Medicaid for services that help them live with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The number of states that actively manage long-term services and supports in Medicaid will nearl

The Shape of Coordinated Care: Advocates Pave the Way

In a big win for consumers that could set another model for the nation, advocates in Massachusetts have convinced state officials to significantly improve a plan that will coordinate care for 100,000 people age 18 to 64 with disabilities who are eligible
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